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Rev. Lanny Tuttle

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 10:49 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:21 a.m. CST

Reverend Lanny Tuttle, 76, of Ankeny, formerly from Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A service was held on Oct. 4 with interment at Palo Alto Cemetery rural Newton.

Lanny was born Feb. 28, 1937, to Bern and Ardis (Lilly) Tuttle. He graduated from Kingsley High School in 1955, and was united in marriage to Shirley Bishop on June 8, 1958, in Spencer. 

Lanny attended Morningside College and Garrett Evangelical Seminary. He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in June of 1972. Retiring after years of service, he and Shirley moved to Newton in 2002, where he became pastor of parish visitation at the First United Methodist Church and was very active in other ministries of the church before moving to Maxwell in 2010, to take a part-time position as pastor until 2012. Lanny was active in Walk to Emmaus, Stephen Ministries, Lay Shepherds as well as youth for 50 years in camp ministries.

Lanny is survived by his son, Mark (Janet) Tuttle of Ankeny; his father, Bern Tuttle of Newton; his grandchildren, Matt Tuttle of Pleasant Hill and Bekah Tuttle of Windsor Heights; and his brother-in-law, Larry Riggs of Plover, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2008; his mother; and his sister, Lori Riggs.

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