THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Thomas M. Tutin
Issue Date: November 14, 2019
Thomas (Tom) Merlin Tutin, 76, formerly of Marinette, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Atlanta Ga., while undergoing treatment for Multiple Myeloma, after over a four year struggle with cancer. He lived in Green Bay with his second wife of 14 years, Ruth A. Crozier.
Born July 23, 1943 in West Point, Ne., the only child of Merlin and Katherine (Fuchs) Tutin, he grew up on a farm just East of Wisner, Ne. and later moved to a farm in Stanton, Ne. He worked in construction at Bay Area Medical Center (BAMC) on Shore Drive for three years.
After graduation, he married and moved to Minnesota where he worked in construction and purchased a seasonal family business, an amusement park called Kiddie Land. His career started in cabinetry, evolved to teaching, home building and later managing large international projects, which allowed him the opportunity to travel and explore the world.
A lifelong learner and teacher, he was able to design, build or fix anything, collected antiques, machinery and tools or parts that may be needed to repair a roller coaster, a collectable piece of furniture or anything in between. He was happy to share knowledge, a drawing or a story to help others.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Crozier; five children, Kim Tutin, Cindy (Jay) Forster, Shelley (Mike) Chase, Suzanne (Mark) Kalan and Jeff (Leah) Tutin and eight grandchildren.
A Memorial Service is being planned and will be announced at a later date via newspapers and FaceBook. Memorials can be made to The Hope Lodge, 2500 University Ave, SE Minneapolis, Mn. in his memory.