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May 15, 1926 – March 27, 2022

Florence Tutt, age 95, of Lake Wilson, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at The Gardens of Winsted on
March 27, 2022, with her family by her side.
Florence Serene (Erickson) Tutt was born to Carl and Serene (Ness) Erickson on May 15, 1926, in
Ellsborough Township, Murray County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Ellsborough
Lutheran Church. Florence attended elementary school at District #45, Murray County, and graduated
from Ruthton High School in 1943. After graduation she attended Normal Teachers’ Training in Ivanhoe,
MN. She graduated from that in 1944 and taught in two rural schools in Murray County for four years.
On August 2, 1947, Florence married Carroll Tutt at Ellsborough Lutheran Church. They lived on the Tutt
family farm where Florence devoted her time to her home and family. They raised three of their four
children on this farm. In 1965 Florence and Carroll moved to their home on Highway 91. In 1966 their
fourth child, Kimberly, was born. With children ranging in ages from a baby to 18, she once again
devoted her life to raising her children. Florence loved the Lord and she led and inspired her children in
their Christian faith. In 2010 they moved to Oak Street in Slayton, MN, and enjoyed getting to know their
neighbors and their lunch friends at the Senior Center. In October 2017, they moved into Lindenwood
Assisted Living in Slayton, MN, and remained there until June 2019 when they moved to Maple Lawn
Senior Care in Fulda, Minnesota. In July 2020, Carroll and Florence moved to The Gardens at Winsted in
Winsted, MN, to be near their daughters.
Florence was an active member of Ellsborough Lutheran Church where she held many offices over the
years. She taught Sunday School, Summer Bible School, and enjoyed her Women’s Bible Studies. In her
community, Florence was an extension member and a 4-H leader for over 25 years.
In their later years Florence and Carroll enjoyed traveling to Pennsylvania to visit their daughters and
wintering in McAllen, Texas. Florence and Carroll traveled overseas visiting the Holy Land, Egypt,
Austria, and Germany.
Florence will be remembered by her friends and family as someone who welcomed you into her beautiful
home with a smile, a cup of coffee, and, of course, a cookie! She loved her family and many friends. She
was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, neighbor, and
Florence will be lovingly remembered by her children – Cathy Houg, Carolyn Barr, Jim (Sue), and
Kimberly (Tom) Moorse; her grandchildren – Tara (Kory) Scholton, Noah Houg, Taylor (Samantha) Tutt,
Tiffany (Grant) Bose and Mitchell Moorse; her great-grandchildren – Addison Scholton, Layton Scholton,
Grayson, Bristol and Drew Tutt; her brother-in law – Jim Bjorge; several nieces and nephews and a host
of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years – Carroll; her parents; her brothers –
Carroll, Gilman, Marvin, Jimmy; her sister – Fran Bjorge; her sisters-in-law – Marilyn & Arlys Erickson,
Velma, Nina, Stella, and Bess Tutt, Mary (Tutt) Owens, Irene (Tutt) Telford; her brothers-in-law – Jim
Telford, Bob Owens, and Ralph, Art, Fred, Earl, and John Tutt.

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