Claude Lee Lutgen, 81, passed away March 22, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Claude Lee Lutgen, 81, passed away March 22, 2011, at Kansas City Hospice House.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and funeral services will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lee was born April 11, 1929, in Jackson County, Missouri. He retired, after 50 years, from the Pipe Fitters Local #533. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, serving as sergeant during the Korean War. He was a deacon of Noland Road Baptist Church.

He leaves his wife of 60 years, Sarah Lee Lutgen; daughters, Steffany Hamm and husband, Ray, and Rhonda Bauer; four grandchildren, Kimberly Hamm, Alisha Bauer, Christopher Hamm, Amber Bauer and one great grandson, Nathan Bauer.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816)523-1234.