Gerald “Jerry” E. Tuttle
Gerald “Jerry” E. Tuttle, 87,
of Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at St. Agnes Hospital.
He was born on October 24,
1927, in Birchwood, Wisconsin, a son to Charles and Cora Fossum Tuttle.
Jerry was a graduate of
Algoma High School, Class of 1945 and graduated with a degree in accounting
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He served with the United
States Army Air Corps, as a meteorologist, stationed in Iwo Jima and Guam.
On September 23, 1956, he
married Barbara A. Engh in Dearborn, Michigan.
Jerry was an auditor for the
Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
He was a comptroller at Hi Ho and Koehring Company in Milwaukee, moving
to Fond du Lac in 1972, to work as a comptroller at Kiekhaefer Aero
Marine. Jerry began his accounting
business, located in the Retlaw Building, Jerry Tuttle CPA, and later working
for NFIB, for over ten years, until his retirement.
Jerry was an active member of
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where he served as treasurer. He was a volunteer with Blinded Veterans
Association, Milwaukee, and a past member of the EAA where he also served as a
docent. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed
playing bridge, loved cutting wood at his cabin in Marinette County, and
enjoyed sports, especially the Badgers.
He is survived by a son,
Charles Tuttle of Fond du Lac; a daughter, Susan Perry (friend, David Schmitz)
of Fond du Lac; a granddaughter, Heather Perry of Fond du Lac; a brother, Wayne
(Carole) Tuttle of West Bend; and a sister, Ardelle Lehmkuhl of Plymouth.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; his wife, Barbara, on June 7, 2015; and two brothers-in-law and
sister-in-law: Bud (Jane) Engh and Virgil Lehmkuhl.
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
855 Martin Avenue, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Brett Naumann officiating.
The visitation will be on
Monday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Entombment will follow in
Rienzi Cemetery Garden Mausoleum with military rites conducted by the
Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75.
Memorials are appreciated to Wisconsin
Blinded Veterans and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Mach Funeral Chapel &
Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.