Obituary for Walter Tuttle

Walter Tuttle, 91 of Florence Twp., passed away on February 8, 2016 at Metro Health in Cleveland. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Brecksville, and has lived in the Wakeman area for most of his life. He was a graduate of Wakeman High School. He farmed and was also a school bus driver for Firelands Schools. He served as the transportation supervisor for Sandusky Schools for many years. He was a member of the Collins United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed flying, and performed in ba ...
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Walter Tuttle, 91 of Florence Twp., passed away on February 8, 2016 at Metro Health in Cleveland. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Brecksville, and has lived in the Wakeman area for most of his life. He was a graduate of Wakeman High School. He farmed and was also a school bus driver for Firelands Schools. He served as the transportation supervisor for Sandusky Schools for many years. He was a member of the Collins United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed flying, and performed in barbershop quartets. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Luella (Coultrip), his children, Kathy (Michael) Littleton, of Wakeman, Diane (Steve) Kimpel, of Dayton, Jim (Anne) Tuttle, of Wakeman, Art (Elaine) Tuttle, of Medina, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Katherine (Salasek) Tuttle, and a brother Albert Tuttle. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights. Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 at the Collins United Methodist Church on Hartland Center Road. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Collins United Methodist Church, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, or the Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund.
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Recent Condolence Notes

Tuesday, 2/23/2016
Dear Luella and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Walter's passing only yesterday, and I know my mother feels terrible that she received the message too late to attend the funeral services as she was traveling. Walter was like a grandfather to me in many ways and his friendship with my dad Bill was deeply treasured. He was a mentor to my dad early in his career with the schools/bussing and we had a lot of respect for him. I will never forget all the Christmas Eve parties where Walter was stuck in the basement with me as a kid, playing ping pong, or the barn dances in the fall. He reminded me at Dad's funeral of the time he came and took me out to eat when I was attending University of Dayton. He always had a quick wit and was always smiling, loved his sense of humor. Walter and Luella both were very supportive of our family during recent years when we also experienced some family losses. He was a great man and he will not be forgotten, he will be missed. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Paula (Meese) Hicks
- Paula Meese Hicks

Saturday, 2/13/2016
Dearest Aunt Luella, and cousins: Kathy, Diane, Jim, Art, spouses and families,
Tuttle time is ALWAYS an adventure. From trading a kid for a week in the summer, to farm-type chores, to the good-smelling country air (not to mention the taste of well water), to barn dances and.... the list goes on. Uncle Walter can't be remembered without the phrase, "what a character!" His joke-ster personality and story telling will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Perhaps heaven was ready for a new prank or two. Our hearts are heavy during these tough days. Yet, I pray we all can smile at the mere thought of his next adventures.

Peace and Grace be yours, Teresa (Salasek) Schrock
- Teresa (Salasek) Schrock

Friday, 2/12/2016
Lu and family, we were so sorry to hear of Walt's passing. We are out in Arizona and I saw it in the Sandusky Register. Walt was a great friend to everyone who knew him. He always had a smile on his face, even on his worst days. He always had a joke or two to tell when he stopped by to say hello at Madison School. He touched the lives in the dearest ways of not only his co-workers, but all the children he interacted with on the buses. Rest in peace, "Trouble." Prayers for each of his family members, who he loved so much! 🙏
Arlene and Harry Thompson
- Arlene Thompson

Thursday, 2/11/2016
We were close neighbors to Walter & Luella in Florida (next door). We will miss both Walt and Luella and hope and pray that Luella will know how much they both meant to us.
We had wonderful times with them, traveling out west on the train and enjoyed each other's company playing cards every chance we got. Walt loved the Cleveland Indians and would often brag when they beat our home state team (Tigers). God bless you Luella, and all your precious family. All our love, Madelyn & Jerry Currie - Winter Haven, FL,
- Madelyn & Jerry Currie

Dear Kathy and family, my deepest condolences to you for the loss of your father. Know I'm thinking of you and praying for Gods peace. Hugs, Candy
- Candace finkey

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