Perry Richard Lutjen, 62, of Lake City, died unexpectedly on May 25, 2019, on his farm in rural Lake City.

Perry was born Dec. 14, 1956, in Lake City, to Eugene and Katherine Lutjen. Perry was baptized on Dec. 30, 1956, and confirmed on May 16, 1971, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City. He graduated on June 6, 1975, from Lincoln High School in Lake City and started farming with his father until purchasing the farm at age 20. On Jan. 14, 1978, Perry and Tavana Wiebusch were married at St John’s, they later divorced.

Perry’s love of the land, the fresh country air and the independence farming offered, fulfilled many of his dreams. He had a big heart and was always there to help anyone in a time of need. Perry couldn’t have been more proud of his children and grandchildren; he enjoyed riding his Harley, and the camaraderie of his many friends in the rural community. He had a special place in his heart for the Zumbro Falls community, or as he would say “The Falls.” Perry will be forever missed by many.

He is survived by his sons, Josh (Bobbi) and their children, Deidre, Corbin, and Carter of Lake City; Richard (Brittney) and their children, Kiptyn, Griffin, and Elin of Red Wing; his daughter, Whitney (Thomas) Nass and their son, Jameson of Faribault; brothers, Thomas (Mary) and Mark of Lake City; and one sister, Carmen (Scott) Hannon of Winona. He is preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers, and sister, Connie.

A Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. June 6, at First Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Tim Ehling officiating. A gathering and reception will follow starting at 4 p.m. at Perry’s farm.

And on the eighth day God looked down on this planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker” So God Made A Farmer.