In Memory of

Sandra Tuttle

September 30, 1958 - May 20, 2014
Sandra J. Tuttle was born in Cherokee, IA, on September 30, 1958. She was the daughter of Lester and Mary Ann (Nilles) Bush. She attended the Maryhill School until the 4th grade, and finished her early education at Meriden-Cleghorn Schools, graduating with the class of 1977. She worked various jobs following high school, which included construction, bartending at the Shamrock and Pastime, and K-Products. She later attended the Gateway School of Massage Therapy, and owned and operated Natural Health Therapeutic Massage in Cherokee with her sister, Jackie, for 13 years. On March 18, 1989, she was united in marriage to Timothy Tuttle. They made their home on a farm near Aurelia. Sandy loved helping on the farm--especially working with the new calves. She thoroughly enjoyed her role as a homemaker and mom to Kerstin, Lexy and Wyatt. Her spare time was spent doing crafts, antique shopping, and gardening both vegetables and flowers. She was an excellent cook--best known for her awesome pie and potato salad. She had a great sense of humor, and loved to visit with people. Sandy passed away from injuries she sustained in an ATV accident on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the family farm. She was 55. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Mary Ann Bush, sister, Sharon Geary and brother, Mike Bush. Survivors include her husband Tim; children, Kerstin, Lexy and Wyatt; brothers, Ron (Gayla) Bush, Phil (Norma) Bush, Les Bush; sisters, Shirley Bush, Barb Butler, Elaine (Dave) Kaltved, Jackie (Scott)Reinert; sister-in-law, Julie (Chuck) Wooley, Tim's parents, Ernie and Florence Tuttle, and brothers-in-law, Ernie (Pam) Tuttle, Terry (Mary) Tuttle, and Jeff Tuttle; other relatives and friends.
SERVICES
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther Father Gene Sitzmann
CASKET BEARERS
John Gordon Wally Gordon Tony Gordon Matt Bush Eric Bush Nick Bush Honorary Pallbearers Darrel Meyers Andrew Butler Paul Butler
VISITATION
From 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 23rd, with the family present at the funeral home at that time. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
MUSIC
Organist-Charlotte Groves I.C. Funeral Choir
INTERMENT
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia, at a later date.

Condolences

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. I knew sandy @ my heart @ prayers to you and all your loved ones. Bridgette schwebach”
- bridgette ann schwebach
Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush and Tuttle families. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Sandy. I grew up in Cherokee and was a few years older than Sandy. I would see her around town quite a bit during high school and up until she got married to you Tim and the two of you started a family. She was always so full of spunk, friendly, and had a great smile and laugh. Even though I have not seen her for many years, I hear from others that she never changed. Hold all of your great memories that you had with Sandy close in your heart. May God bless your families at this most difficult time. In sympathy. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our hearts go out to you at this tragic time. Just know our prayers are with all of you. May the memories you have comfort you.With sincere sympathy...”
- Shelly (Helget) and John Petrucka
Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tim and Family~I'm so sad to hear of Sandy's passing,wow what a wonderful lady she was and will be remembered by her contagious smileand such kindness in her heart,she will be missed by many.Please know we are Thinking and praying for you all at this difficult time,many hugs and many prayers coming your way. God keep you all and comfort you at this difficult time.”
- tamie mummert
Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I remember Sandy from high school - bubbly and always had a smile on her face. Please accept my condolences and prayers for God's healing grace at this difficult time.”
- Neal McIntosh
Monday, May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy and I were in the same class. When ever I was home visiting my mother and saw Sandy in church she was always smiling and we would get a chance to catch up and visit. She is a special person. ”
- Bernadette Sandhoefner- Mendt
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sad to hear of Sandy's death. Sympathy to the Bush and Tuttle families. We are in Eastern Iowa with family and will not be home for the funeral. God keep you in His hands and bless you with memories of Sandy. I remember seeing her at school events that our grand children shared with her girls. Always had a smile on her beautiful face and time to visit. A sweet person. God bless to all. Bob and Cindy Haselhoff”
- Cindy Haselhoff
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tim and family you
have our deepest sympathy Boyd and Peg Grashoff”
- Boyd and Peg Grashoff
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“With profound condolences. May you find solace in Psalm 121, 'I lift my eyes unto the hills-from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.' I am visiting with Steve's family in Chico, Ca. Marge, Jacob, Quin and I send our sincere condolences and will hold your family in prayer.”
- Lowell Troester
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My heart is so saddened by the loss of your mom. I loved the relationship we got to share as I was privileged to be all 3 of you kids kindergarten teacher. Please know I am lifting all of you up in my prayers and will continue to do so. She left you way too soon but she left you with many memories that will give you strength in the days ahead. She was so very proud of all three of you kids. Love & Prayers, Mrs. Wilkinson”
- Tanya L Wilkinson
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal"
Worked Sandy at K-Products she was always fun to work with and always enjoyable to be around. She will be dearly missed.
- Marv & Caryl Robinson
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Deepest prayers and thoughts for such a beautiful lady.
You were an awesome classmate and friend.
You will surely be missed
our Lord has great plans for you
Condolences to the whole Bush and Tuttle family”
- Kim (Hanson) Carter
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Sandy's accident condolences to all Harry, Rita, Michael and Ashley Burkhardt ”
- Harry Burkhardt
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tim, Lexy, Kerstin, and all the family,
We are holding you so close in our prayers. There are no adequate words to speak of this sorrow.... I will cherish the memories i have - especially the the ones that make me smile. She will continue to inspire me to be like her - loving, hard-working, understanding, always willing to help, and faith-filled.”
- Laurie Dreier
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sandy was a wonderful cousin to have. She was just so much fun to be around. I miss her already.”
- Bryan Bush
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I was saddened to learn of Sandy's passing. She always had a smile
Thoughts and prayers to the family”
- Sheri Loucks Nissen
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Such a shock. You may remember Sandra meeting my wife at my seed booth at the Spencer fair. They were very similar in interests, size and attitude. I have always felt a special bond with you and your family and hope that my outreach brings some comfort. ”
- Paul E Benson
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy goes out to the Tuttle family!! Sandy was a wonderful person!!! She will be missed by many!! She's a beautiful Angel watching down on all of us now!! Prayers to all!!!”
- Carolyn Vaughan
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Sandy's passing...when I think of her I always knew there was a smile on her face....Prayers for the family and friends of Sandy....Rest In Peace.....”
- Debra ( Briggs ) Sleezer
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, relative, and most of all best of friend. She will be greatly missed by all. God bless to all of you!”
- dennis pingel
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I went to massage school with Sandy, and although I haven't seen her for several years, the memory of her voice, her laughter, and her caring touch have always been dear to me. She was such a delight to know and one of the best bodyworkers I have ever known. My heart aches for your entire family and community. May God bless you with grace and strength in the days ahead. ”
- Sue Errickson
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tuttle Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. She was such a happy, cheerful woman who absolutely loved her family. Her sense of humor was loved by all. We will keep all of you in our prayers.”
- Tom and Kim Vint
Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We were sad to hear about sandy she was a very happy go lucky person. She had an amazing sense of humor. I loved to hear her stories. She will be dearly missed my all. We are very sorry we could not make it there for the visitation or funeral. I send my sympathy to Tim and the family you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Lenz family
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. What a fun and spunky woman Sandy was. Always smiling and passing a little sunshine on everyone she encountered. She will be missed by many.”
- Jennifer (Jenness) Lockwood
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember Sandy as the vivacious woman she was with a great sense of humor and always a smile on her face. We will miss her!”
- Patty (Bush) Mortenson
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Just learned of Sandy's passing. What a tragic loss, so full of Life with so much to give. My Thoughts and Prayers go out the Families of Sandy. I will always remember the fun and laughs We had when We ventured off to Arlington Texas along with Amy Zollman (Amick) and Friends. She could always brighten My Day with Her Humor, no matter what My mood. She will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace My Dear Friend, until We meet again. The Heavens have gained a Very Special Soul. ”
- Rhonda L (Wilson) Weiland
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“HIi am sadden by the loss of sandy she was a very close friend of mine i will miss her deeply ”
- joe a. elsbury
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Tim and all your family. Also all the Bush's. Gone so quickly but God know what is best for Sandy, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
- Bonnie l. James
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Sandy has a place in everyone's heart... Kendall, Sharon, Regan, and Colton Henkel”
- Sharon K. Henkel
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tim and family I can't even express or say how sorry and sad I am for you all. I know she is in good hands now but I will miss her laugh and smile and even though we didn't connect all the time we both knew how solid our friendship was. Love and hugs to you all. ”
- Lorri A Stevenson
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“May the promis of eternal life comfort you in your sorrow. Hold your memories close. She will always be at your side”
- Jackie and Tom Bleil
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry about your loss. Your mom was such a great person & I will miss her so much. ”
- tyler M Gaes
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry to hear about Sandy. We are in Yuma. Your families are in out thoughts and prayers. Ethel & Wayne”
- Du Wayne L. Rupp
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept our deepest condolences. We are praying for strength and comfort for you at this time. ”
- Dale & Michelle Shriver
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We were deeply saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. She was one of a kind and will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathies to you all during this difficult time.
Jeff, Lisa, Alli & JD Fiedler”
- Fiedler
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Tim and family. We are so sorry to hear about Sandy. We are in Minnesota and won't be able to make it back in time, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark and Mary Jane Sprouse”
- Mark A. Sprouse
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My heart aches, sending my deepest condolences. Loved this girl, from her beautiful eyes to her sweet dimples and her infectious laughter......Heaven gained a true angel.”
- Arlette M. VanWyhe
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss.she was a great person to be around, and she eill be greatly missed.Take care and my prayers are with you at this time.”
- Melissa Eberly
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. She was a good friend and gave the best massages. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss her. She is with God now. Again so sorry for your loss.”
- Diane K Thomas
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Mary A Morris
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“You will be missed my dear friend. I will cherish our good memories. Watching our girls grow up together. Sharing our laughs and tears there Jr. and Sr. year. R.I.P. Sandy ”
- Rhonda Jensen
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