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Winona Tuttle

Winona Tuttle, age 89, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, February 7th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Winona M. Tuttle, the daughter of Albert and Minnie (Garrett) Blauhorn, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, on July 1, 1927, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on February 2, 2017, at the age of 89.

She graduated from Central City High School in 1944 and attended Nebraska Central College to be able to teach country school. Winona taught rural grade school in Merrick County for five years.

On June 5, 1949, she was united in marriage to Buddy Tuttle at Archer Zion Methodist Church. To this union they had three daughters: Linda, Connie and Kristi. Winona worked at Red & White Grocery Store for 17 years. She worked for 15 years at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary with her husband, retiring in 1999. They had been married 67 years.

Winona was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church since 1985. She had been a member of the Marquette United Methodist Church for 26 years, where she was the organist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Glause and brother-in-law, Alton Jacobsen.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her husband, Buddy of Aurora; three daughters, Linda (Steve) Bjorkman of Lincoln, Connie (Bennett) Peterson of Marquette and Kristi Clymer of Omaha; 8 grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Bjorkman, Eric (Kelly) Bjorkman, Matt (Leah) Peterson, Becci Peterson, Kevin (Andrea) Clymer, Jason Clymer, Nick (Rachel) Clymer and Shelby Clymer; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Fern Jacobsen of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, John Glause of Chapman and Don (Daisy) Tuttle of Marquette and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

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