In Memory of

Gerry Lee Tuttle

October 2, 1938 - January 18, 2022
From: Okoboji, IA | Originally: Spencer, IA
Gerry Lee Tuttle

Gerry Lee Tuttle

Born: October 2, 1938
Died: January 18, 2022
Age: 83

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     Gerry Lee Tuttle, the son of Harry and Josephine (Black) Tuttle, was born October 2, 1938 in Spencer, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School.  After his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge.

     Gerry married Patricia Ann Nelson on January 2, 1960 in Spencer.  After their marriage, they remained in Spencer, where he worked as a manager for UPS for 30 years until his retirement in 1995.  They moved to Lake Okoboji in their retirement, and he enjoyed fishing and relaxing at their lake home.  He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan for many years.

     Gerry passed away at his home on East Lake Okoboji on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the age of 83.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dean; and one step granddaughter.

     He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Okoboji; three daughters: Sherry Tuttle Donnahoo of Okoboji, IA, Jennifer (Henry) Carlson of Sioux Falls, SD and Michele (Del) Goddard of Lakeville, MN; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one step granddaughter; two step great grandchildren; one sister, Janet Allen of Spencer, IA; his in-laws: Janice (Jack) Moore, Roger (Linda) Nelson and Jerry (Norene) Nelson; other relatives and many friends.

There will be no formal services for Gerry. 


Patty Tuttle
24409 178th St.
Okoboji, Iowa 51355


Friday, February 18, 2022 at 2:54 PM
“I send my deepest condolences to the family of Mr Tuttle. May God bring peace and comfort to your family.”
- M.J.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 4:23 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Tuts' passing. I remember so many fun times that I spent with your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. ”
- Jill (Steffen) Kliegl
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 12:18 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! It is not easy losing your Husband, Dad, And Grampa so keep all those great memories close to your heart! ”
- Sherrie Green
Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:44 AM
“So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing, sending prayers!”
- Jo Runkle
Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:44 AM
“Sherry & family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad & grandpa! Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! ”
- Kim (Carrigan) Baxter
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:17 AM
“Sherry & family, so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. ”
- Caroline Nelson
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:17 AM
“Was great working with Gerry for all those years at UPS. What a great guy, so sorry for your loss”
- Phil Hoffman
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 8:13 PM
“Sorry Joel n fam. I know he ment alot to this family. The Yeagers
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM
“Our condolences To Gerry Turtle’s family.
I worked with Gerry when I was Center Manager at UPS. ”
- Daniel & Mari Gannon
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 2:06 PM
“My heart was saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. Patty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
- Kay Thoreson
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:35 PM
“Worked many years with Tut. A pleasure in knowing him, Condolences to the family.

- Jim Harris
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:25 AM
“Spent a fair amount of time with the Tuttle Clan over the years and had many good times. To Mrs. Tuttle & "The Girls", very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all. Take care until we meet again.

R.I.P. Gerry Tuttle”
- Tony Lowe
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:25 AM
“Patty, our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Bob and Lavon Montgomery
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:25 AM
“Sherry I am so very sorry to hear about your dad, Praying for peace in your heart.”
- Rhonda Olson
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:10 AM
“Although I didn't get a chance to meet Gerry, I felt like I knew him for many years through Sherry. I imagined him being a man who knew exactly what's he wanted and when he wanted it. I'm sure he wil be greatly missed and I pray the family and his wife find strength to get through one of life's most difficult times. ”
- Janice Lewis
Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:10 AM
“Patti and family, We are so sorry to read about Gerry. I always enjoyed running in to you two and catching up on the kids. Our sympathy to all of you!”
- Tom and Donna Malmgren
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 4:38 PM
“Patti and family, we are sorry to hear about Gerry passing. He was always a joy to work with and visit with.”
- Denny Thomas and Family
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