Robert “Bob” Ellis Luttrell, 94, died peacefully on June 3, 2022 at his home in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Mr. Ellis was born Nov. 27, 1927 in Urbana to Lloyd Luttrell and Rachel Weaver. His education at both the University of Illinois and Northwestern University provided him the foundation for his successful career as a general contractor, overseeing the construction of public buildings, private companies, and custom homes.
He was a proud member of the U.S. Army Airborne in World War II and a true patriot. He was also committed to public service and volunteered his time and skills to the park board in Glen Ellyn and to the planning commission in Ouray County, Colorado.
Mr. Luttrell was an avid golfer and loved to play the Village Links in Glen Ellyn and Fairway Pines at his mountain home in Ridgway, Colorado for 12 years where, at 8,000 feet, the thin air carried his ball the extra distance.
He married Penny Devin, who served for a time as recreation director for the village of North Riverside. He and Penny were world travelers and particularly enjoyed their trips to Ushuaia, Argentina, as well as India and their safari in Africa.
Mr. Luttrell is survived by his wife, Penny Devin; four adult children, Wendy, Scott, Kevin and Jennifer Luttrell; two step children, Jennifer Roach and Jeremy Devin; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a “Celebration of Bob’s Life” in the fall of 2022.