Shirley Tuttle, 1938-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Funeral services for Shirley Hildora (Lorentzen) Tuttle, 79, of Albert Lea will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army worship center, 302 Court St. in Albert Lea. Maj. Sandy Hunt will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the worship center Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Shirley Tuttle

Shirley passed away Friday, April 27, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Shirley Hildora (Lorentzen) Tuttle was born July 20, 1938, to Ethel Nickolena (Jensen) Lorentzen and Roy Benjamin Lorentzen in Bemidji. Shirley was one of seven children, Emmet Lorentzen, David Lorentzen, Charles Lorentzen, James Lorentzen, Deloris (Lorentzen) Becker and Mary Ann Jensen. She grew up in Albert Lea and went to District 241 schools. Shirley was married to Clarence LeRoy Tuttle on June 8, 1957. Shirley gave birth to one daughter, Cheryl Christine (Tuttle) (Roger) Kannisto, and three sons, Curtis Edward (Janelle) Tuttle, Rodney James Tuttle and Charles David (Lori) Tuttle.

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Shirley worked for Land O’ Lakes, Albert Lea Taxi and the Albert Lea Tribune.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Clarence Tuttle; daughter, Cheryl (Tuttle) Kannisto; sons Curtis Tuttle and Charles Tuttle; brother, Emmet Lorentzen; sister, Maryann Jensen; stepsisters Markie (Terry) McCoy and Carole (Terry) Dalenger; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Tuttle; mother, Ethel Lorentzen; father, Roy Lorentzen; brothers Charles Lorentzen, James Lorentzen and David Lorentzen; sister, Deloris (Lorentzen) Becker; and an infant sister.