Tana Kae Lutterman (nee Loveland) was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, February 10, 1943, to Cyril James Loveland and Margaret Wilhelmina Loveland. Tana attended elementary school and Monroe High School, graduating in 1961. She attended the University of Wisconsin from 1961 -1963 and 1966-1970, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.
Starting at 13 years of age, Tana worked during summers as a nanny for the Watkins family of Northbrook, Illinois, caring for their three children until she attended college.
Tana Loveland and Ronald Lutterman met while participating in a university zoology class and were united in Christ at St. John’s Church in Monroe, Wisconsin, on June 16, 1963. They were married for more than 55 years. Tana and Ron were re-born in Jesus Christ in the spring of 1975. After living in Madison, they relocated to Germantown, Wisconsin, where she pursued Respiratory Therapy and he pursued Pharmacy. Tana and Ron moved to Aurora, Colorado in 1980. After 15 years, Tana retired from Respiratory Therapy at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver due to multiple health issues. She became a homemaker and tended to two grandsons until they went to Kindergarten. Tana was a member of and regularly attended Colorado Community Church in Aurora, Colorado, for 20 years where she supported and contributed to Community Bible Study (CBS) and Mental Health Ministries (CAVE). The focus of Tana’s faith was her never-ending love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Tana’s hobbies included weekly Bible Study, camping, and being an amazing backyard gardener.
Tana was preceded in death by her brother (Larry 1978), father (Cyril 1980) and mother (Margaret 2010). Tana is survived by her husband Ron, three sons: Randy (Christine) of Lander, Wyoming, Jeffrey (Angie) of Parker, Colorado, and Barry (Jenny) of Aurora, Colorado, seven grandchildren: Justin (Moriah), Cassie, Tori (Joe), Ryan, Ashley, Kyle, Conner and two great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Aveley. Tana loved and was dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Before passing away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tana expressed her profound appreciation to family, friends and hospital staff for their prayers, concerns, phone calls, get-well cards and expressions of love.
Contributions of clothing or financial donations can be made in Tana’s name to the Denver Rescue Mission at PO Box 5206, Denver, CO 80217, 303.297.1815 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST)., or online at www.denverrescuemission.org
A Celebration of Life service for Tana will occur on Thursday, January 17th, 10am at Colorado Community Church, 2220 South Chambers Road, Aurora CO 20014. www.coloradocommunity.org