Howard ``Rip'' Tuttle, age 59, of Eden Prairie, entered God's loving arms on December 22nd, overcoming his 11 year battle with Alzheimers Disease. Survived by his devoted wife, Linda; sons, Steven (Jennifer) Tuttle, Kristofer Tuttle and Jason (Jennifer) Tuttle; grandsons, Jackson Harris and Isaac Howard; brothers, Martin and Herbert (Susanne) Tuttle; and nieces & nephews. He is also survived by his children, William (Cynthia) Tuttle, Shawn (Merek) Schaefer, and Michael Tuttle and grandchildren, Brittany, Allison, and Brendan. Howard is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a member of Toastmasters, he was a Troop Leader and Scout Master in the Boy Scouts, as well coached many youth sports teams. He was employed for over 20 years at Control Data. Funeral Service 11 AM Thursday with visitation beginning at 10 AM at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 92nd & Normandale Rd., Bloomington. Visitation 6-8 PM Wednesday evening at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. & Vernon Ave at Hwy. 100, Edina. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association Research or Mt. Olivet Careview Home. Washburn-McReavey Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on December 26, 2001

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