Earl Tutas (1933 – 2006)

Earl H. Tutas died May 12, 2006 at his Waterford home following a five-month battle with melanoma -skin cancer. He was 73 years old. Born in Kenosha on March 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Henry and Selma (Ott) Tutas.

A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1950. On June 27, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, June M. Pofahl, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Earl served in the US Army from April 1953 to April 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He worked at American Motors for 5 years and Tri Clover for 35 years, retiring in 1992.

He was a 45-year member of International Association of Machinists and Aero-Space Workers Local 34. While at Tri Clover, he served on various committees to bring union and management together and was awarded the 1989 Quality Plus Person of the Year.

He was a member of Kenosha First Assembly of God Church and was a group bible study leader for 22 years. He also coordinated their soup kitchen efforts with the Shalom Center for 15 years.

Earl enjoyed painting, woodworking, yard work, meteorology, and cycling. He was a loyal Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan and enjoyed attending his grandchildren?s sporting and musical events.

Surviving are his wife and best friend of 53 years, June, of Waterford; three loving children, Linda Haugen (Robert), Burnsville, MN; Edward (Nancy), Kenosha; James, Kenosha; and seven beloved grandchildren, Erik, John, and Kristina (Haugen), Julie, Amy, Johnathan, and Nathan (Tutas).

Funeral services will be held on Monday May 15, 2006 at 1:00PM at First Assembly of God Congregation in Kenosha. (10700-75th Street) Visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 11:00AM until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Hospice Alliance.

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