Donald L. Tuttle

Born: Thu., Jun. 25, 1931
Died: Mon., Sep. 12, 2016


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 20, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Sep. 20, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Donald L. Tuttle, age 85, of Robinson, IL, died Monday September 12, 2016 at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, IN at 6:47 PM ET of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Terre Haute, IN.

Born June 25, 1931 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Ed and Myrtle (Simons) Tuttle.  On July 1, 1949 he married Laura Bell (Parker) and she preceded him in death April 14, 2009.  On October 24, 2011 he married Carolyn L. (Wolfe) Vanwey, and she survives.

Don retired from CIPS Hutsonville, where he worked as an electrician for more than 30 years.  He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran who served as a front line artillery scout with battery “C”, 980th Field Artillery.  His hobbies included collecting antique corn shellers and antique small engines. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.  Don was a strong believer in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and therefore, belonged to the National Rifle Association.  He was a member of VFW Post #4549 and Post #219 of the American Legion, Oblong, IL.  He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn L. Vanwey Tuttle, Robinson, IL; Carolyn’s daughter and husband, Debbie and Max Tedford, Robinson, IL and their sons and daughters-in-law, Tyler and Amy Tedford, Fishers, IN; Kent and Lauren Tedford, Chicago, IL; a brother, Richard “Dick” Tuttle, Bridgeport, IL; two special nephews, Tim and Tracy Tuttle, Bridgeport, IL and Chad and Tamara Tuttle, Robinson, IL.

Preceding him in death were his parents and wife, Laura Bell (Parker) Tuttle in 2009.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday September 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Rev. Judy Williams officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 12:00 noon until time of services at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.  Interment will follow funeral services in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Transportation Fund at VFW Post #4549, 712 E. Main Street, Robinson, IL 62454 with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by VFW Post #4549 and Post #69 American Legion, Robinson, IL.

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Jill Parker VerBurg
   Posted Fri September 16, 2016
Uncle "Tut", where do I begin...spent many days and holidays at your and Aunt Belles house growing up. You were a man of few words, but were always welcoming to Eric and I during our visits with Dad(Dannie Parker) You put up with us for weeks at a time with a smile on your face. We enjoyed walking down to the barn with you and playing with the dog. It was a given that we all would pile in the car and go to Terre Haute to the Red Lobster. When I grew to my teenage years and beyond no matter where I was you and Aunt Belle would come and visit. Aunt Belle always told me that Eric and I were like her own, I will always think on you with fond memories and love in my heart.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Jill Parker Verburg(daughter of Dannie Wayne Parker)
Charleston, SC (formerly of Robinson,IL.)

Susan Mitchell
   Posted Mon September 19, 2016
May God Bless Your Entire Family at this difficult time. I was blessed to have met & visited with You & Carolyn at St. Marie, Newton, etc. Dances and at a Mikeworth's Sale. Susan Mitchell Family (Olney, IL).

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