Robert (Bob) John Tuttle, age 72 of Glenwood City, WI, passed away on February 24, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Hospital in Eau Claire, WI due to complications from pneumonia.
Bob was born on June 26, 1941 in Glenwood City, WI to John Alex and Margaret Helen (Klinger) Tuttle. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Christine Standaert on July 15, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI. Their marriage was blessed with five children.
Bob was employed by Anderson Windows in Bayport for 10 years. After that he worked for Walter Peterson Construction and then Gale Smith doing plumbing work. He then became a police officer in Glenwood City in 1986 where he served for 15 years before retiring in 2001. During that same time he was self-employed as a plumber. He also did that for many years and still did some plumbing jobs in recent months. During his retirement he mowed lawns in the summer and plowed snow during the winter. Bob enjoyed many outdoor activities. He took many hunting trips up north with his friends, but also enjoyed hunting locally. He could also be found trout fishing every spring somewhere around town. Bob was known as a jokester, and could come up with a one-liner like no other. His jokes, story telling and smile will be missed. He was a friend to many and would help anyone who needed it. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret, sisters Kathleen Luepke and Carol Tuttle, and infant daughter Michelle Jean Tuttle.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 52 years; son Christopher; daughters Melissa Flick, Vickie Tuttle, and Linda (Matt) Main, and brother George Tuttle; seven grandchildren: Mike, Nicole, and Krista Flick, Ashlie Bronikowski, Mitchel, Daniel, and Abigail Main; five great-grandchildren: Kaitlynn Gotzman, Kyra Flick, Haydyn Morrow, Carter Flick, and Jaxon Perkins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. with a visitation from 4-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home of Glenwood City.