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Benjamin E. Tuttle

Mr. Benjamin E. Tuttle of Nashville, IL departed this life at his residence on December 1, 2019 at 11:25 AM.  He had attained the age of 55 years, 7 months and 21 days.

Mr. Tuttle was born on April 10, 1964 in Nashville, IL the son of Robert and Mary Louise (nee Langa) Tuttle.  He was united in marriage to Michelle Patton on August 30, 1990 in Nashville, IL and she survives his passing. 

Ben worked at Nashville Lawn and Garden and Yachts to Sea for many years.  He later owned and operated The Wash Bay in Nashville, IL.  He was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville.  He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #4384 where he served as treasurer.  Ben delivered newspapers for the Centralia Morning Sentinel for 47 years and he also delivered St. Louis Post Dispatch for many years.  

Left to mourn his passing is his wife Michelle Tuttle of Nashville, IL; two daughters, Jennifer Dixon and husband Shane of Herrin, IL and Rebecca Tuttle and special friend Cody Kiefer of Nashville, IL; a granddaughter, Alana Dixon; two brothers, Joseph Tuttle and wife Deb of Hoyleton and Patrick Tuttle of Nashville, IL; two sisters, Kathleen Shields of Mequon, WI and Barbara Barker of Nashville, IL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marlyn and Margaret Patton of Nashville, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, great niece, Novalee Barker and a brother-in-law, Michael Shields.

Per the wishes of Ben and his family, cremation will be performed and a prayer service will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8 PM with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.  Burial of Ashes will be held at a later date.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Thursday from 5 PM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the St. Ann School or the Knights of Columbus Council #4384 and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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