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Della C. Tuttle

August 20, 1931 — January 1, 2023

Della C. Tuttle died January 1, 2023 at the Beatrice Community Health Center, Beatrice, NE. Visitation was Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Jill Duis officiated. Sheila Ouellette was the organist and the hymns were “Jesus Loves Me,” “Amazing Grace” and Blessed Assurance.” Pallbearers were Marty Tuttle, Grant Tuttle, Marshall Tuttle, William Tuttle, Dolan Gassert and Cory Divilbiss. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Della was born August 20, 1931 in Herkimer, KS to Dietrich and Johanna (Wendt) Pralle. On December 2, 1951, Della married Lester Tuttle in Marysville. To this union four children were born, Twila, Scott, Marty, and Brenda. Della loved helping Lester with the farming and going hunting in Wyoming. They also built fence together. She planted amazing gardens and made the best banana bread. Della made friends easily wherever she went. She will be missed by all. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Lester; brothers, Ray, Ralph, Reuben, Edward, Arthur and Norman; and sister, Olinda Boyd. Survivors include her children, Twila Modrell, Bennington, Scott (Barb) Tuttle, Torrington, WY, Marty (Mary Beth) Tuttle, Lewiston, NE and Brenda Jamison, Hoisington; nine grandchildren, Ben (Angela) Modrell, Erica (Frank) Morris, Stephanie (Justin) Scherbarth, Malia (Cory) Divilbiss, Micala (Dylan) Anderson, William (Emily Schmidt) Tuttle, Grant (Zadie Smith) Tuttle, Marshall Tuttle and James (Jen) Tuttle; and fourteen great grandchildren, Joslynn Modrell, Jared and Christian Scherbarth, Ian, Lacey and Clarke Morris, Abigail Tuttle, Emmitt, Evelyn, Emily Everett, and Esther Divilbiss, and Sebastian and Sullivan Anderson. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington. Video of Funeral for Della Tuttle Video of committal of Della Tuttle To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Della C. Tuttle, please visit our flower store.


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