Obituaries

Barton Arthur Lautz

July 22, 1943 - December 22, 2020

Barton Arthur Lautz, 77, of Batavia passed away December 22, 2020.  He was born July 22, 1943 in Oak Park, IL the son of Arthur Garfield and Virginia (nee Hall) Lautz.  He was united in marriage to Bernadette Biel June 8, 1974 in Lombard, IL. 

Bart served in the U.S. army and was active with the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 1197 in Batavia.  He spent his professional life working in the printing press industry, and for his work he traveled all over the world.  He loved the smell of freshly cut grass and the sound of a newly paved road.  In his younger days, he was passionate about flying and scuba diving, and in his later years he enjoyed reading, playing computer golf, and engaging in lively political discussions.  He was always ready with a smile over a shared beer, and he never turned down a good steak.  

He is survived by his wife Bernadette; three children Quinn Lautz, Brooke (Hugh Lippincott) Lautz and Kelly Lautz; and a sister Janice Davis.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

All funeral services were held private. 

Guest Book

  • james boucher bart was a good man and ill miss our golf games.my condolences to the family may he rest in peace good bye friend
  • Bob Finnegan I enjoyed Barts company during our matches on computer golf, a true gentleman always! My condolences to the family, he will be missed!
  • Bob Finnegan I enjoyed Barts company during our matches on computer golf, a true gentleman always! My condolences to the family, he will be missed!
  • Mike Pearson Mornings will not be the same without Bart . Even tho i only knew you through golf, you were a friend that will be greatly missed. Rest Well My Friend...Cuss & Nancy
  • Doug Hart Bart was a long time member of our computer golf league. He was a friend to all and a great playing companion. We were saddened to hear of his passing and will miss him. The members unanimously memorialized Bart by moving him to the top of the league.
  • Janis Brandenburg Lee I’m so sorry for your loss, Jan, Bernie, Quinn, Brooke and Kelly. I have a lot of memories of Bart, having known him and the Lautz family my entire life. I still remember him sneaking me comic books when we visited in Lombard. He had a great laugh and always made me smile. May your memories of him be of comfort to you.
  • Donna K Dear Bernie, Quinn, Brooke and Kelly- My heart breaks for you as you mourn the loss of your father. We are going to miss his happy smile and his friendly manner at our family gatherings. With all my love, Aunt Donna
  • Patricia (Brandenburg) Parr So very sorry for your loss. I grew up in Chicago with Bart and Janice. Their mom Ginny was my mom's best friend. Many memories come flooding back of our good times together. May the wonderful memories of your life together sustain you in this difficult time.
  • LINDA RUHL Bernie so sorry to hear of your loss of Bart. He was a wonderful guy. Enjoyed his company at the VFW. Miss you too.
  • Delia Jean My heartfelt sympathies to the Lautz family. While I never met Mr. Lautz, I do know that he was a beloved father who brought some wonderful people into this world. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
  • Antonio Our sincere condolences from Brazil.
  • Andy I only met Mr. Lautz a few times, but he was always friendly to me and all of his children are amazing people and a testament to him as a person. My thoughts are with the family