Tuuk, Hylda Grand Rapids, MI Hylda Jean Tuuk, age 93, went to her Heavenly home on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Besides her parents, Elmer and Clara Lautenbach, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Alvin Tuuk; sisters, Bette Hartger and Helen DeMaagd; sisters-in-law, Frances Lautenbach, Lizabeth Tuuk and Kathleen Sharda; brothers-in-law, Harold Hartger, Bryon DeMaagd and Gordon Lamberts. She was dearly loved by many and will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her family. Alvin and Hylda have four children: Jonathan Tuuk, Stephen and Anne Tuuk, David and Mary Tuuk, and Mary Elizabeth Tuuk; five grandchildren: Peter (Alexandra) Tuuk, Emily (Kevin) Twichell, Alison (Jonathan) Rasmussen, Christopher Tuuk, and Joshua Tuuk; and three precious great-grandsons: Elijah Rasmussen, Micah Rasmussen, and Caleb Tuuk. She is also survived by her brothers, Sidney Lautenbach and Donald Lautenbach; sisters-in-law, Shirley Lautenbach and Marva Lamberts; brothers-in-law, David Tuuk and Martin Sharda; and many nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service will take place. A service of celebration and thanksgiving for the life of Hylda Jean Tuuk will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Mayflower Congregational Church (2345 Robinson Rd. SE) in Grand Rapids with the Rev. Dr. Mark Barger Elliott and the Rev. Lynn Barger Elliott officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mayflower Congregational Church Music Fund (2345 Robinson Rd. SE, GR, 49506) or to the Grand Rapids Symphony (300 Ottawa Ave. NW, GR, 49503).
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