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Donald Tuttle

Don Tuttle, 96, a lifelong resident of Marquette, went to be with His Lord & Savior on Wednesday evening, June 8, 2022 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13th at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora with the family present. You are invited to attend the 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service at the Aurora Cemetery following visitation. Rev. Matt McGrew will officiate. Following the graveside service everyone is welcome to the Marquette Town Hall for a luncheon. Memorials will go to the Marquette Fire Dept. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Donald Eugene Tuttle, the son of Arthur and Elna (Flint) Tuttle, was born in Marquette, Nebraska on September 24, 1925, and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on June 8, 2022, at the age of 96.

Don graduated from Marquette High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, being stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Don was honorably discharged on June 1, 1946.

Don married the love of his life, Daisy Catherine Davison, on July 4, 1948. Following their marriage they made their home in Marquette. Don worked for the telephone company and then was the manager of the Co-op Elevator in Marquette for many years. After 73 years of marriage, Daisy passed away on March 21, 2019.

Don served on the Marquette school and church boards. He was a member of the Lions Club and American Legion. He took great joy and had a great love for his family and loved the friends and neighbors in Marquette. He was never at a loss for words and knew no strangers, always ready to strike up a conversation with anyone. He will be missed by all those who knew him and loved him.

Daisy, his wife; four brothers; two sisters and two great-grandsons preceded him in death.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Pamela K. (Gil) Nissen of Marquette and Vicki L. (Doug) Jensen of Marquette; four grandchildren, Kelly (Jason) Swantek of Genoa, Cory (Matt) McGrew of Lincoln, Brent (Susan) Jensen of Bellevue and Brandi (Jeff) Hansen of Hampton; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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