Robert L. Tuttle Sr., 95


Robert L. Tuttle Sr. of Port Washington, former longtime resident of Shorewood, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the age of  95.

He was the beloved husband of Beulah, who preceded him in death; loving father of Robert L. (Judy) Tuttle Jr.; and proud grandfather of Carrie Tuttle-Wells and Kristen (Paul) Johndies. He was also known as "Silver Grandpa" to great-grandchildren Reese, Connor, Keaton and Lyndie. He was further survived by other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at First Congregational Church, 131 N. Webster Place, Port Washington. Friends may greet the family following the service. Memorials to the Ozaukee County Humane Society would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

A special thank you to Seasonís Hospice for their dedicated care and concern, which made Dadís passing peaceful. Also, a special thank you to the personnel and residents of Ellenís Home in Port Washington for making his last month the best it could be.

Bob was born in Lima, Ohio, and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., before moving to Milwaukee. He met his future wife, Beulah, at Riverside High School. They settled in Shorewood in the late í30s.

During World War II, Bob was a supervisor with Amco Corp. where he devised a feathering device for all the military aircraft used in the war effort. He owned and operated several Shell Oil service stations in Milwaukee. Then, for almost 20 years, he owned and operated North Shore Shell on the corner of N. Oakland Avenue and East Marion Street. During all of those years he was known by many as the unofficial "Mayor" of Shorewood. Bob was a former officer of both the Shorewood Historical Society and the Shorewood Menís Club. He loved his Shorewood.

Bob and his son would enjoy a Sunday afternoon together either in his sonís boat or Corvette. When he got too old to drive, his son would drive and Bob would say as he swung his baseball hat on backwards, "Think it will go 100 today?"

Go now Dad, Mom is waiting for you. So are all your friends. Time to meet the gang at the Shorewood Inn.

"We are going to miss you."

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mequon  is serving the family. For online condolences, please go to www.schmidtandbartelt.com.