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Allen C. Tuttle

March 25, 1940 - January 02, 2021



Allen C. Tuttle of Tustin passed away Saturday evening, January 2, 2021 at The Medilodge of GTC in Traverse City. He was 80. Allen was born on March 25, 1940 in Lake County, Michigan to George & Thelma (Lucas) Tuttle and they preceded him in death.

He graduated from Tustin High School and later served in the National Guard. Mr. Tuttle was a heating contractor before operating AC Tuttle Contracting for many years. He had a strong work ethic, but always managed a way to incorporate family. Mr. Tuttle loved to be in the woods. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and running his sawmill. He was an accomplished wood worker; creating many things from trees he planted and later milled. Mr. Tuttle was a long time member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin.

On July 8, 1961 in Cadillac he married the former Kathleen E. McLeod and she survives him along with their children: Brigitte (Chad) Southern of Marion, Arkansas and Eric (Stephanie) Tuttle of Tustin; four grandchildren: Casey and Landry Southern and Bailey and Kyla Johansen; siblings: George (Gay) Tuttle, Jr. of Tustin, Rex Tuttle of Luther, Joan Rietdyk of Grand Haven; brother-in-law, Stan McCreary of Missouri and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Violet McCreary.

Private funeral services will be held with Rev. Dr. David M. Doane officiating and burial will take place at Burdell Township Cemetery in Osceola County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Betty Reece - Jan 4th, 2021 7:03 pm

    "My sincere prayers for Kathy, Brigitte, Eric and their families in the loss of Allen. I have had the privilege of knowing Allen & Kathy for many years. They were a kind & loving couple that I will always have good memories of the time we spent together. Prayers for you Kathy. Love you. "

  • Mary K BENSON - Jan 5th, 2021 5:27 am

    "Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Will pray for you and your family at this difficult time. "

  • Roger and Phyllis VanHorn - Jan 5th, 2021 11:47 am

    "Loved Allen and so enjoyed the visits we had with him and Kathleen. We will miss him deeply. Love you, Kathleen. Praying for God's peace and comfort."

  • Lisa (Sundberg) Howcroft - Jan 5th, 2021 12:26 pm

    "I grew up in Cadillac. Then years lated, when Al came to work for us at ALSI (Air and Liquid Systems) I was pleased to get to know Al and his wife. I sat with them at a Christmas party one year. We talked about all the wonderful things life brought us. Al said he knew my father who was a Deputy Sherriff for Wexford County (he pasted away 8 years ago). It seemed like a beautiful piece of home talking to Al. I am heart broken to hear of his passing. I wish his family my blessings."

  • Al & Carol Pizzuti - Jan 6th, 2021 7:10 am

    "We wish to convey our deepest condolences & sympathy to the entire Tuttle family. We've had the honor of knowing Allen & Kathy for many, many years and considered them to be our very good friends and great neighbors "Up North". Allen was always there for you when you needed that extra hand or a tool to be borrowed or even a major job with his trusty Kabota tractor. He was always ready to help in any way he could. It was a privilege to have known him as we shared many a story together ( sometimes with a cold Pabst in hand) and always something to laugh about, whether it be about hunting, catching rookies or even the good old Detroit Tigers. The fond memories will last forever. Our prayers go out to Eric, Brigitte & their respected families.and to Kathy...our hearts pour out to you. Love...Al & Carol Pizzuti Sterling Heights"

  • Gary Lilly - Jan 7th, 2021 6:03 am

    "Many years of great memories. Al was a Gem of a human being. Kind, caring and a loyal friend. I am so sorry for your loss. He worked hard his entire life, now he can rest. Hang in there. My respect and Love. GARY"

  • Ed and Raeann McLeod - Jan 10th, 2021 8:47 pm

    "Kathleen Our love and condolences to you, Brigitte and Eric on your loss. Ally will be missed by everyone who ever met him. Our love and thoughts. Ed and Raeann"

  • Shelby and Carlton Plyler - Jan 11th, 2021 4:44 pm

    "Allen's picture brings back the memory of our last visit, in his workshop. It has always been a joy to visit with all the family. Our sympathy goes to all these loved ones. May God surround you with His love."

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