Carl Lotz, 68, of Cherokee Village died July 4, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System.
For 11 years Lotz was advertising manager for the Cherokee Villager/Villager Journal, and through his job he made countless friends in the Quad Cities and surrounding area. He was known for his dry sense of humor and quick quips. He arranged for the purchase and installation of the sundial at Town Center in memory of Jackie Way, longtime maintenance supervisor for Cooper Communities Inc. and Daggett Development Corp.
Lotz was born June 24, 1935, in St. Louis to John and Helen Lotz. He was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps and twice survived crash landings. He retired as a major. He later worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis before moving to Cherokee Village. He was active in American Legion Post 346 and served one term as commander. He was an avid golfer.
Lotz is survived by his wife, Linda Lotz of Cherokee Village; his sons and daughters-in-law -- Carl and Carole Lotz of St. Louis, and John and Theresa Lotz of Jonesboro; his mother, Helen Lotz of Kissimee, Fla.; a brother, John Lotz of Kissimee Fla.; and two grandchildren -- Allyson Lotz and Samantha Lotz.
He was preceded in death by his father and his first wife, Frances Lotz, who passed away in 2002.
His body was cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.