In Memory of

Rebecca "Becky" Tuttle

April 8, 1944 - January 7, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

 Rebecca “Becky” Tuttle, the daughter of Erick and Josephine (Curtis) Johnson was born on April 8, 1944 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She graduated from Washington High School in 1962. After graduation, she attended NBT in Sioux City, IA.

 On April 14, 1963, Becky was united in marriage to Jerry Tuttle on Easter Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five children; Erica, Rachel, Mark, Jennifer, and Heidi. Becky was a stay-at-home mom and farmer’s wife while her children were young – a job she took to heart and worked hard at. In her later years she was a cook and para-professional at Willow Community School, co-owned and operated a cleaning business, and worked at Synergy in the drug rehab unit.

 She enjoyed playing cards, spending time at the Good Times Club, having coffee with friends, gardening, traveling, and being a member of the WaTanYe Club. She loved that they were able to live and travel in Europe while Jerry was stationed in Germany with the Army. Her time with her kids and grandkids was precious.

 Throughout her life, Becky was surrounded by many caring and loving friends and family. This support was invaluable to our family and for that we are forever grateful. We would also like to express our thanks to the staff at Careage Hills and Cherokee Hospice for the excellent care they gave to Becky.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Tuttle; parents, Erick and Josephine Johnson; grandson, Henry Schally; and parents-in-law, Ernest and Augusta Tuttle.

 She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Erica (Tyler) Messerole and their children, Kelsey and Joe, Rachel (Bruce) Eckenrod and their children, Kiley and Kalen (fiancé Emileigh), Mark (Kim) Tuttle and their children, Tracie and Jessica, Jennifer (Troy) Schally and their son, Eli, Heidi (Tom) Todd and their children, Paige, Ben, and Jack; brothers, Carl (Joann) Johnson, and Bill (Sue) Johnson; in-laws, John (Liz) Tuttle, Ronald Tuttle, Deloris Rogers, and Florence Tuttle; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials that will be donated to organizations dear to Becky.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, IA.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Kelsey Messerole
Kiley Eckenrod
Joseph Messerole
Kalen Eckenrod
Tracie Tuttle
Paige Todd
Benjamin Todd
Henry Schally (Honorary)
Jessica Tuttle
Eli Schally
Jack Todd
Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday morning prior to the service at the church.
"Lift High The Cross"
"Children of The Heavenly Father"
by the Congregation

"On Eagle's Wings"
by Carl Johnson

"Let There Be Peace of Earth"
by Becky Lickiss
Sunset View Cemetery
Washta, Iowa


Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:33 PM
“Fond memories of your mom. Coming from a background where few people were caring and concerned, she was a light to me in my youth, and also as I have grown. She is missed.”
- Jim Pinkerton
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
“So sorry for the loss of your mom. We first met at Cow Belles and recently at Good Place.”
- Bonnie Ducommun
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
“Sincere condolences to the Tuttle family. Your mom was a wonderful person. So very sorry for your loss. ”
- Patty kohn
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
“"Aunt" Becky, you will be missed! I will always remember your trips to Colorado to see my family. Your cooking and your laugh will never be forgotten. Until we meet again...”
- Tyler Wofford
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was very nice anytime I spoke with her. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.”
- Bev Stines
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Becky and I generally were always seated by each other in school because of our last names. She was a friend in school and on social media in later years. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to her family. She will be missed.”
- LuAnne Johnson Lizotte
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:17 AM
“Condolences to the Tuttle family on the loss of their beloved Becky. The WHS Class of '62 will miss her bright shiny smile and laughter at our class gatherings. Her school classmates have many fond memories of Becky and are sad that we will no longer be able to share her company. Rest in peace Dear Becky.
Jerry and Marcella Springer”
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 6:18 AM
“Thinking of you and your family Erica. May you find laughter in sharing your stories of her at this difficult time.”
- Jennifer Cummings
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 6:18 AM
“So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. I always enjoyed her she was a character and I’m sure u will miss her. My sympathies.”
- Peggy Hinkhouse’s
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 6:18 AM
“I will always remember my cousin Becky by her beautiful smile and her hearty laugh. I will hold those memories close to my heart... Becky... I hope you are dancing in the sky and playing cards with the folks ❤️”
- Barbara wofford
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Becky she was such a fun lady and we always enjoyed seeing her. ”
- Tim Menke
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“Erica, our condolences to you and your family, your mother was an inspiration for all. RIP”
- Karen Welter
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“May she Rest In Peace. To all those who loved her I’m sorry for your loss, know she’s joined her loving husband.”
- Brenda Clarkson
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“My Deepest Sympathy to the family”
- Shirley PERRETT
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:05 PM
“Rest in Peace my dearest Becky. It's been a joy and privilege to have shared our lives and families for over 70 years. Your sunshine continues in our hearts!”
- Pat and Jim
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Rest Easy, Becky!!
- Ron and Jan
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“My sincere and deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your Mom. May God be with you and bring you peace during this difficult time. Keeping you all in my prayers.”
- Lori Lochner
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Sending everyone prayers. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed being able to be there and to care for her and I enjoyed every second of it. She was a very sweet and caring lady.”
- Shay Schultz
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Our sympathy's to all of you for your loss.”
- Todd, Kari, Jesse and Garrett Rodby
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Our sincere sympathy What a great lady ”
- Harold and Diane Droegmiller
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“So sorry to hear of Becky's death -- she is a long time Friend of ours and enjoyed getting together times of our days living in Washta! Sending Prayers to all her Family!”
- Warren & Nancy Winterhof
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