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William E. Tutka

September 20, 1945 — March 11, 2024

William E. Tutka, 78, of Maeystown, IL, died March 11, 2024, in St. Louis, MO. He was born September 20, 1945, in Granite City, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Sandy Tutka, nee Wittlich; children Travis (Heather) Tutka and Brian Tutka; stepchildren Bryan (Dana) Snyder and Melissa Bredbenner (Roger Colbert); grandchildren Allison (Dave) Huff, Ashley Snyder (Stephen Sherwood), Andrew Snyder (Mira Todd), Addison & Avery Bredbenner, Chandler (Courtney) Tutka, and Brooke Tutka; great grandchildren Aubrey Snyder & Daxton Tutka & soon to be, Benjamin Huff; sisters & brother Sandy (John) Phillips, Jean (Bill) Runner, and Dave (Cheryl) Tutka; sister-in-law Darlene Grosse; nieces & nephews Stacy (Darrell) Longacre, Lisa (Eric) Bydairk, Christy Phillips-White, John Phillips, Jr., Justin Tutka, and Kyle Grosse; great-nieces; great-nephews; beloved cousins; and many friends.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Walter & Dalphine (nee Craft) Tutka, and niece Jeannie Middendorf.

    William was a member of St. John UCC - Maeystown, Professional Engineer Society, a past member of Maeystown Sportsmans Club, avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and he enjoyed camping, especially hiking in Southern Illinois and Oregon. He was retired from Rhutasel Engineering.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
de Greef Hospice House or St. John UCC - Maeystown

Memorial Visitation:
    9:30 AM until time of service Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. John United Church of Christ

Memorial Service:
    12 Noon Saturday, March 16, 2024 at St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, IL
        Pastor Patrick Poole officiating
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