Grant Tuttle

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Grant Milton Tuttle, 87, of Austin, died at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home Monday evening, June 23, 2008. He was born Aug. 19, 1920 to Willie J.M. and Marian (Hare) Tuttle in Riceville, Iowa where he grew up and attended Cresco, Iowa schools. Grant entered the Army during World War II. His duty stations included Hawaii and Guam and attained the rank of Corporal. After the War, he moved to Minnesota to work at Geo A. Hormel & Company in Austin where he married Helen J. Brandvold on July 8, 1961. He enjoyed CB radios, attending auction sales, doing woodworking and riding motorcycles. After his retirement in 1982, he spent time at the Senior Citizen Center, playing cards, including Cribbage and shooting pool. A member of First Congregational Church (UCC) and VFW Post 1216, Grant also liked to travel.
Survivors include his son, Cary (Susan) Tuttle, Austin; two daughters, Laura Green (Robby Sanders), Munford, Ala.; Gwen Morse, Austin; nine grandchildren, Kristy, Joseph, Dominick (Sabrina), Conrad, Amanda, Tina, Rachel, Brandi and Madison; five great-grandchildren, Alexander, Chloe, Colton, JaQuan, Jazmin; sister, Faye Horseman, Waterloo, Iowa; brother, Kenneth Tuttle, Forest City, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen on Sept. 4, 2005; his parents, Marian and Willie; siblings, Henry Tuttle, Ila Valdez, Faith Schmidt and Keith Tuttle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Worlein Funeral Home with the Reverend Shari Mason officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery in Austin with military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.

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