Bernice A. Tuttle, age 82, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Yankton City Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 6:00 PM.
Pallbearers are Doug Whipple, Bradley Tuttle, Mike Sparks, Cory Tuttle, Randy Gubbels, and Shannon Tuttle.
Bernice A. Tuttle was born August 16, 1934, in Yankton, South Dakota, to George and Elsie (Blazek) Sparks Sr. Bernice grew up and attended school in Yankton and worked at the State Hospital in Yankton for a few years. She married Arthur Tuttle on April 16, 1954, in Yankton and moved to Art's family's farm. Bernice and Art moved to Illinois where Bernice took great pride in raising her five sons. After her boys were grown, Bernice worked as a department manager for McDade's and later at Ace Hardware in Illinois. After Art's retirement they enjoyed spending their time traveling around the country in their motorhome until they moved back to Yankton in 2002.
Bernice enjoyed camping, boating, traveling, riding motorcycles with her husband, and searching genealogy records in libraries, cemeteries and battlefields of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. She was a great mother and wonderful wife, who loved taking care of her family.
Survivors include her husband, Art Tuttle of Yankton; four sons: Gerald (Nancy) Tuttle of Hayward, Wisconsin; Keith Tuttle of Plainfield, Illinois; Steve Tuttle of Yankton; and Daniel (Peggy) Tuttle of Spring, Texas; four grandchildren: Kevin and his wife Deborah, Sandra, Cory and his wife Keila, and Chuck Jr.; brother, Jim (Verna) Sparks of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles; daughter-in-law, Jan; three brothers: Tom, George, and Robert; and four sisters, Bert, Helen, Marcella, and Janice.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Art and family, I am sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Marcia Rubeck aka Marnie Holmstedt
Positive thoughts and prayers for the entire family. God speed.
David Sacco and Vicki
Uncle Art, Jerry, Keith, Steve, and Dan and families we pray for you to have peace knowing your wife and mother is in heaven with her maker. We wish we could have come for the funeral but know we are there in spirit! We love all of you?
Harvey & Linda Tuttle
Uncle Art and families, Rick and I send our love and prayers for all of you. We pray that Jesus will comfort you as you say goodbye. We hope that you will find peace in all of the wonderful memories.
Rick and Bonnie Reed
My heart is heavy upon receiving the news of Bernice passing. I'm so very sorry Art. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Art, Jerry, Keith, Steven, and Daniel, and all of the Tuttle family, my family sends our deepest sympathies, at this sorrowful time. I have known your family for 50 plus years, May through Grace of God, bring you comfort.
Terry Dahlman Texas
Uncle Art please convey to your family that we are saddened by the loss of their mother, grandmother & your life partner. Always remember that Aunt Bernice left to be with God, & they will all be watching down upon you & sending you their blessings from heaven.
Tom & Denise Sattler
Art, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. May God bring you and your family comfort at this time. Please know that we are here for anything that you may need.
Brian and Abi Benson
We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Bernice was an amazing woman with a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed. Wish we could be there but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Sheryl, David & Jordan Martin
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