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Arnold Tilford Tuttle passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at his home at St. John‘s Knutson Place, independent living apartments, Albert Lea, MN with his wife Verna, daughter, Marcia, and son-in-law, Larry by his bedside.
Funeral services for Arnold will be held Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11am at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN. Reverend Michael Lilienthal will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN. Military Honors will be provided by Albert Lea American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Arnold's service will be livestreamed via Bayview Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Arnold was born April 7, 1925 in Kossuth County, IA to Joseph and Emma (Gangstee) Tuttle. He attended and graduated from Elmore, IA High School. Arnold enlisted in the Army and served our country while overseas during World War II. Returning home safely after the war, he married Verna J. Varland in Albert Lea, MN. The two had met through being pen-pals during Arnold’s time in the service. Arnold and Verna resided in Albert Lea and Rochester the last 74 years. He worked for Montgomery Ward stores for many years and then Imperial Carpets until becoming an independent contractor installing carpets and floor tiles for many homes in the Albert Lea area. Arnold was an avid woodworker producing wooden rocking horses for his great grandchildren and creating many wooden walking canes for himself and others to use and enjoy. Arnold and Verna lived in their own home until February of this year when they moved to the independent living apartments at Knutson Place.
Arnold is survived by his loving wife, Verna, to whom he has been married to for 74 years; daughter, Marcia (Larry) Dahleen, Kiester, MN; daughter-in-law Linda Tuttle-Olson (previous wife of deceased son, Steve) and her husband Steve Olson; grandchildren, Mark (Brenda) Tuttle, Eagle River, AK, Sacha (Shari) Yasseri, Otsego, MN, Leah (Lee) Bjorklund, Prior Lake, MN; great grandchildren, Wil, Tait, Simone, and Jonas Yasseri and Gabe, Gracie, and Garrick Bjorklund; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arnold is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Emma Tuttle; son Steve Tuttle; brother, Julius Tuttle; sisters, Murreen Peterson, Alma Engerby, Ethlyn Schaeffer; son-in-laws, Hooshang Yasseri and Tony Kammer.
I'm late with this but, I've known Arnie for many years. There wasn't a nicer ,pleasant, more gratuitous person I've known. He done work for my wife and I and it was perfect (or as close as can be). GOD BLESS you Arnie!
John & Carol Lang Nov 22 2021 2:44 PM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Audrey Dragg. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Arnold Tuttle.
Audrey Dragg Nov 19 2021 3:06 PM
I feel very blessed to have had Uncle Arnie, Aunt Verna, Marcia & Steve as part of my life growing up in Albert Lea. Uncle Arnies was a kind, generous and loving family man. I have so many fond memories of our times together including all of the activities we shared at Our Savior\'s Lutheran. He made the world a better place for the great man that he was. He will be greatly missed.
Pat (Varland) Danna Nov 19 2021 1:50 PM
Sympathy Gift courtesy of Marilyn Wickham. Group of 50 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Arnold Tuttle.
Marilyn Wickham Nov 18 2021 4:46 PM
Arnie was such a nice man. He installed alot of flooring for our customers through the years. He was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts are with his family at this time. RIP, Arnie.
Soraya Cornick Nov 18 2021 2:28 PM
Arnold will be missed! He and his wife lived on our block for some time. He was very friendly. He was an awesome wood worker. They moved just this year and have missed them. RIP
Mike and Deb Drescher Nov 17 2021 3:21 PM