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Mitchell man charged with wife’s suffocation death

Irvine Tuttle

Irvine Tuttle

Irvine Tuttle, 100, Letcher, SD died Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Weatherford, TX.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at Canton, SD.

Irvine Merrill Tuttle was born December 26, 1916 in Pequot, MN to George and Bessie (Merrill) Tuttle. He grew up near Canton, SD and graduated from Canton High School in 1935. On December 21, 1941 he married Mary Helland in Canton. He served in the US Army from 1942 until 1945. Irvine was a self employed farmer and mechanic for many years and was also employed by Greene Oil Company in Fedora and Terry's Propane in Letcher. Irvine had been living in Texas with his son for the past 4 1/2 years.

Irvine is survived by his son Melvin Tuttle and wife Kasey of Springtown, TX.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in January 2008, a brother, sister and four infants.

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