James Tuttle Obituary

James A. Tuttle
James A. Tuttle
James A. Tuttle

May 25, 1927 - September 13, 2007
Born in Fort Dodge, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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James A. Tuttle, 80, of Urbandale, died of complications of cancer Thursday at home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. A private burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Tuttle was born in Fort Dodge and grew up in Boone before moving to Des Moines in 1948. He was the former owner of Central Iowa Grain Inspection Service and Tuttle House Bed and Breakfast.

He was a strong family man with an unassuming, quiet, observant manner, a dry wit, a quick smile, and a helping hand. He never forgot those that were loyal to him through the years.

Mr. Tuttle was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Theresa, and his grandson, Bart Strain. He will be sorely missed by his twelve children, Linn of Loveland, CO.; Mark (Cindy) of Urbandale; Janet Thatcher of Plano, TX; Barb (Kelly) O'Brien of Urbandale; Brian (Julie) of Shorewood, MN; Andy of Urbandale; Thom (Robin) of Johnston; Jason of Mobile, AL; Julie of Urbandale; Matt (Peg) of Minneapolis, MN; Carrie (Eric) Wolfe of Grimes; Jamie of Minneapolis, MN; his 28 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be on Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Westover Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, September 17, 2007
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, September 18, 2007