Todd Westley Tuttle obituary – Milwaukee Journal guard

A truly special soul left this world on July 1, 2022. Todd Westley Tuttle was born on April 29, 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut, to Marnie and Tom Tuttle. After returning to their Milwaukee home, Todd was diagnosed at 10 months old with neurological and other disabilities that dramatically changed his life. Because of his parents’ love and devotion, Todd thrived living at home with his five younger siblings. Through the many opportunities offered by his parents, siblings, and community, Todd lived a full and happy life. Todd enjoys being part of a big family. Until the age of 21, Todd attended a local school for developmentally disabled children with a short stay at Woods School for Disabled Children in Pennsylvania where he was encouraged to reach his full potential mentally and physically. In subsequent years, Todd attended programs at Goodwill until Tom and Marnie moved to West Bend in 1984. For the 38 years until his death, Todd attended The Threshold in West Bend which was a highlight of his life. The programs, love, and dedication from the staff and care teams have been a constant joy for Todd. During this time, Todd moved into various group home settings, primarily with Bridges of WI, which introduced a whole new world for Todd as he flourished until his fleeting life. Todd loved people, and as part of the very busy Tuttle family, he met many. He always greeted everyone with great joy and an infectious smile. When a question was asked, Todd always answered “yes.” Months before his birthday, Todd was telling you he was coming soon. Ask Todd how old he is and he always answers with “29,” and truth be told, Todd seems to have never aged. Music was an essential part of Todd’s life. He was an expert in naming songs and artists for rock ‘n’ roll songs from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was known for regularly winning “Name That Tune”. He also shared our parents’ love for Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, which brings us all smiles whenever we hear it. Life wouldn’t be the same for Todd if he didn’t have a Diet Coke. His favorite meal was a McDonald’s cheeseburger with fries and sometimes milkshakes. Todd’s favorite dessert was ice cream and he loved his birthday cakes. Todd never met any food he didn’t like. Todd brought much joy and love to many people, not least his surviving siblings, Amanda Tuttle Chemnitz (Joe; children Julia and Joey); Careth Tuttle Service (Jeff, children JJ (Chelsea), Nate (Caroline) and families, Read (Katie), and Kenny; Gwen Tuttle Joy (Peter); children of Perry (Jenny), Lydia (Nivan), Robin (Clara) and families, and Elena (Matt); Lisa Tuttle (Kent, children Hanna and Cassie); Thomas Nathaniel Tuttle Jr. (Kate; Children of Redmond, Kiara, Grace, Lynn, William, Thomas III, Reed and Maeve).Several family and friends.As Todd’s sister Amanda and Guardian For 23 years a big thank you to all of you it has been a pleasure and an honor to know and work with them to enable Todd to live a full life including at Threshold in West Bend, Bridges of Wisconsin and MyChoice Family Care – Care Wisconsin.Special thanks to Teri Peters and Dr. Brian Wolter And the staff at Froedtert Hospital West Bend and especially Jackie, RN. Toddy You have been so happy and blessed I will forever cherish our special relationship and the privilege of being your trustee d fun and make many happy memories. I miss you but know you are surrounded by the embrace of my mother and father forever. God bless In you. A funeral is not planned. The burial will be private. If desired, it is appreciated Memorials to The Threshold (600 Rolfs Rd. , West Bend, WI, 53095).

Published online on July 16, 2022

Published in Journal Sentinel

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