Funeral services for Gladys Tuttle, 85, of Aurelia, were held on Nov. 17, 2007, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of the arrangements. Gladys died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia where she had resided since June 20, 2002.
Gladys Doretta Tuttle was born north of Aurelia on Jan. 28, 1922 to Ernest Charles and Augusta Doris Johanna (Hasenwinkel) Tuttle . She attended country school.
Gladys was a homemaker, and the family care giver. Gladys was active in her church Bible study groups, youth groups, and served as a Sunday school and confirmation class teacher and Walther League Camp counselor for many years.
Gladys was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia,, and enjoyed doing painting and drawing.
Preceding Gladys in death were her parents; one sister, Verla Tuttle; two brothers-in-law, Dale Van Hemert and Eldon Dilocker; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Tuttle and LaVonne Tuttle; one niece, Kathy Tuttle; and one great-niece, Melissa Stephenson.
Survivors include her nine sisters and brothers - Mildred and her husband Lowell Troester of Brighton, Colo., Arleen Van Hemert of Des Moines, Deloris and her husband William Rogers of Des Moines, Lola Dilocker of Dakota Dunes, S.D., Ernie and his wife Florence Tuttle of Aurelia, Marvin and his wife Pat Tuttle of Des Moines, Ervin "John" and his wife Elizabeth Tuttle of Cherokee, Ron and his wife Sandra Tuttle of Cherokee, and Gerald "Jerry" and his wife Becky Tuttle of Washta, along with many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.