John Raymond Creutz, 70, a retired vice president of Rixon Electronics of Silver Spring and an area resident for over 25 years, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Hurley, Wis., following a heart attack.
Mr. Creutz, a radio engineer, retired in 1968 from Rixon, a firm specializing in data communications and radio equipment. Until 1957, Rixon had been a subsidiary of Page Communications Engineers, where Mr. Creutz also had served as a vice president.
A former resident of McLean, he moved to this area during World War II and worked for the old Ward Production Board.
In 1947, he helped found the firm of Page-Creutz, Garrison and Waldschmidt, a radio engineering consulting firm.
Mr. Creutz was born in Beaver Dam, Wis., and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1931. He worked in Chicago before moving here.
In 1971, he moved to Ironwood, Mich. He had been living at the nursing home in Wisconsin for the past four years.
Survivors include his wife, Ardel, of the home in Ironwood; two sons, Dr. Charles, of Lambertville, Mich., and Alan of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two brothers, Dr. Edward, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and James, of Chambersburg, Pa., and sister, Edith Kelly, of Lewisville, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the John Creutz Scholarship Fund, Luther L. Wright High SchooL, Ironwood, Mich.