John Karl Lutsch Sr.
COLUMBUS - John Karl Lutsch Sr., age 96, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.
John graduated from Salem High School, Class of 1937. After graduating, he worked as a machinist for Mullins Company and Deming Pump Company in Salem, OH.
In 1942, John was drafted into the Navy in Norfolk and Philadelphia as aviation electrician. He attended OSU in pharmacy on the GI Bill and worked part time as a machinist at Universal Concrete Pipe Company. He graduated and became licensed in the state of Ohio in 1955. John purchased Crystal Drug on Parsons Avenue and closed the store after three years. He then became an employee at Strine Drug in London, Ohio. He was employed by Big Bear as a pharmacist for many years until his retirement in 1983.
After retiring, John established and operated Textile Care Laundromat at Whittier and Oakwood for many years.
John is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Anna (Hunsley) Lutsch; daughter, Anne Alane Lutsch Reasbeck; and son, John Karl Lutsch Jr.; grandchildren, Damon Anthony (Cristen Corey) Reasbeck, Kayla Suzanne Lutsch, and Joel Karl (Lacey Evans) Lutsch; great-grandsons, Alister Reasbeck and Jeremy Karl Lutsch; many nieces, nephews and beloved dog, Princess.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Suzanne (Schmidt) Lutsch; and siblings, Susan (George) Schmid, Mary (Joseph) Batzli, Dorothy (Albert) O'Mealy, and Max Lutsch.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N High St., Worthington, OH 43085, where the memorial service will begin 11 a,m. with Rev. Jim Zeman officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory or to extend condolences.