Cleo A. Tuttle, age 84 of Marengo, passed away Monday morning, April 10, 2017. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 14, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Marengo with Rev. Lisa Crow officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 7 P.M. Thursday, April 13, 2017, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the First United Methodist Church, Marengo towards an organ repair fund or the kitchen.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Carol) Tuttle and Kirby Tuttle, both of Marengo; grandchildren, Tina (Rian) Sherman, and Nathan (Jessica) Tuttle and Felicia Koehn; Step grandchildren, Chris (Kristy) Lyman, Amy Imhoff; and great-grandchildren, Nessecity Tuttle, and Oliver Tuttle.Also surviving are two sisters, Carole (Richard) Ballard of Marengo, and Sherri Head of Cedar Falls, sisters-in-law, Sharon Tuttle, Jean (Robert) Gritman, Ann Schutterle, Shirley (Shorty) Shaull, and Betty (Larry) Wiedemeier, numerous nieces and nephews, and good friends, Penny Stephan, Donna and Lon Murley and Cindy Murley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard, Jr. in 2012, a son Kurtis in 1990, a brother Keith Young, and a brother Garth in infancy.
Cleo Alice Young was born August 31, 1932, the daughter of Leo and Norma Patterson Young. She graduated from the Marengo High School in 1950 and married Howard Tuttle, Jr. on December 28, 1951 at the First United Methodist Church in Marengo. She was a stay at home mom while the boys were attending school. She then was an executive secretary at Amana Refrigeration for 25 years. She and Howard operated “The Dock” restaurant for many years in Marengo. Cleo retired from Amana and immediately started as secretary for the Methodist Church. She also worked with Head Start, Subway and helped Kirby at Dusty’s restaurant. She was well known for her potato salad, and had a good story to tell about that.
Cleo collected dolls--about 900 of them. She enjoyed birdwatching, singing with The Believers, played accordion, and taught piano lessons to her granddaughter. She and Howard enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and dice. They enjoyed traveling and wintered in Texas for 18 years. Most recently she could be found behind the deli counter at Big G. But most of all, Cleo enjoyed her family and cherished each and every one of them. She was loved and will be missed by many.