The Reverend Harold R. Tuttle, 86, passed away Oct. 3, 2009. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha Tuttle; children, Marla Winn of Pueblo, Rev. Mark (Jane) Tuttle of Burke, S.D., Joel (Susan) Tuttle of Pueblo and Jolene (Greg) Miller of Pueblo; siblings, Kenneth (Betty) Tuttle, Berniece Gustafson, Clyde (Erma) Tuttle and William (Carol) Tuttle, all of South Dakota; sister-in-law, Jean Tuttle of Colorado Springs; brother-in-law, Rev. Harold Salem of South Dakota; grandchildren, Noelle (Daryl) Gingrich, Brad Winn, Andrew Tuttle, Luke Tuttle, Joshua Tuttle, Tim (Amber) Tuttle, Kami Tuttle, James Tuttle, Danny Tuttle, Keith (Sherrise) Miller, Kaylon Miller and Kevin Miller; great-grandson, Ian Gingrich; numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by Pastor Matt (Terri Jo) Newton and their children of Parsons, Kans. Preceded in death his siblings, Beulah Salem and Bernard Tuttle. Harold was born to Jesse and Bertha Tuttle on Sept. 30, 1923, in Winner, S.D. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He received a BA degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and a Masters in theology from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kans. Harold started his ministry in 1947, by serving two churches in Kansas before coming to Pueblo where he was the pastor at Lake Avenue Baptist Church for 36 years, retiring in 2001. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with the Reverend Mark Tuttle and Reverend Dr. David Chambers officiating.

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  1. My love and prayers are with each of you as you mourn the loss of a very good man, father, grandfather, etc., etc. My life was changed because of Rev. Tuttle’s influence. I first met him at church camp and for the first time he made me feel important and special in God’s eyes. He was there for me when I needed someone to talk to, when I was struggling and didn’t know where to turn, and when I was proud to bring my children to meet him. He wasn’t just a good man, he was a man of significance because he truly cared about others and went the extra mile when necessary. I am now an elementary principal and I pray every morning that I will be able to touch a life the way Rev. Tuttle touched mine. God bless you all, Kimmy-lou (his nickname for me)

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