C. Dean Tulledge

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, January 12, 1934
Date of Death:
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Age:
85 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday July 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday July 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday July 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Pax Christi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Center Grove Cemetery [ view map ]

Rosary

Date: July 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, January 12, 1934
Date of Death:
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Age:
85 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Friday, January 12, 1934
Date of Death:
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Age:
85 years old

C. Dean Tulledge

C. Dean Tulledge, 85, of Rochester, MN, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, at the Waters on Mayowood Road surrounded by family.

Dean was born January 12, 1934 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Raymond and Alice (Strong) Tulledge. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1952. He met the love of his life, Ruth Schmidt at Leon’s Frozen Custard, where she worked as a car hop. On September 10, 1955, he married Ruth at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. They lived the first few years of their marriage in Madison, Wisconsin, where Dean attended the University of Wisconsin earning the degree of Electrical Engineer. The couple moved to Rochester when Dean was hired by IBM, where he worked for 30 years and achieved the status of Senior Engineer and served in managerial positions. While working for IBM, Dean enjoyed overseas assignments. In 1967, Dean relocated his young family to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he worked in the IBM lab in Uithorn for one year. In the early 1980’s he had an assignment with IBM in Tokyo, Japan. After retirement, he worked at IBM Rochester as supplemental until age 81 and delivered Meals on Wheels (Family Service Rochester) for 17 years.

Dean and his wife lived most of their married life in rural Rochester (Genoa area), where they enjoyed maintaining a beautiful yard, garden and fruit orchard. Dean enjoyed riding his bike, boating, fishing and traveling internationally with his wife. He was an avid Minnesota Viking’s fan and Wisconsin Badger fan.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Tulledge; three children, Daniel (Pamela) Tulledge of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Sidna Tulledge-Scheitel (Mark) of Rochester, MN and Suzanne Dahl (Manny Perez) of Lakeville, MN. Dean has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother.

Memorials are preferred to the Family Service Rochester (Meals on Wheels), MN or to the Memory Unit (Ponds at The Waters on Mayowood) staff who compassionately cared for Dean over the past year.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13th at Pax Christi Catholic Church with Rev. William Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral Mass on Saturday at the Church. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Douglas, MN.

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Dear Sidna and Mark, and family:


 


My affection goes out to you.  I will offer Mass for your Dad in the near future.  May he discover his desire fulfilled.  May you receive real comfort, leading you to the same fulfillment--in Christ,


 


Fr. Jim Zimmer


Sioux Falls SD


 


 

Dear Sidna and family,


Love is the ultimate gift from our God. How beautiful that your mother and father loved for over 64 years!  How beautiful that you lived in this loving environment. You learned what they lived and you are a direct reflection of that love. We love because He first loved us (John 4:19). May you continue to share that deep love. May you feel the love of others as you grieve the loss of such an inspiring man. Our hearts and prayers are with you. 


Blessings, Mary & Todd Kelsey

Sidna & family


My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the last of your Father my Dad had Parkinson’s as well and spent a couple years in a care facility before he passed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mark. 


 


Regards,


Gary & Cheryl Schaefer

Ruth, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have thought of you so many times over the years. I have many good memories of you and your stories of your and Dean's life together as we worked together at NutriSystem!


I always appreciated your insight on life.


May God give you peace and comfort during these days.Arms around you, dear Ruth.


Blessings,


Nancy Jensen Dockter

To the family of Dean Tulledge:


Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss of a wonderful man.  Dean was my manager at IBM for a time in the Optical Character Recognition development area during the late 1960's early 1970's.  I retired from the lab in 1999 after 30 years of service, then did another 15 years in Manufacturing, and would occasionally see Dean at lunch in the IBM cafeteria.  Believe he said he was doing some testing work as a supplemental.  Nice guy.  May your fond memories bring you peace and comfort, knowing you were given the opportunity to share a good part of his life here on earth.  -- Pete Valesano

I wish to send my condolences to the Tulledge family. I grew up with this family when I was in Elementary School 1965-1971. I was blessed to be able to see Mr. Tulledge on one of my visits to Rochester. I remembered him as a tall man (I was 11 then) and when I visited he was just this normal guy with a nice smile. I hope that God sends all of you comfort during this difficult time. 


Blessings to you,


Vickie Sufka

Mrs.Tulledge, Sidna and family,


 


I had the privilege of working a few years for Dean at IBM.  He was truly an excellent manager.  It was a privilege to work with you as well, Sidna, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic.  I could see that same kind of quiet servant leadership that I saw in your Dad.  


 


In sympathy,


Bill 

Dearest Ruth, and Mark & Sidna,


We share in your loss of Dean. When we first met as neighbors it was always fun to chat over the fence. I can see his bright eyes and grin in my mind's eye still. Dean is a wonderful man who had a difficult end. You were all so devoted to him and I know your caring presence was a great comfort. We all hope our prayers and thoughts, offered to you all a reminder of our friendship and condolences at this difficult time. May God Bless you, Rick and Kathie Koch

Dear Sidna 


So sorry to hear about your Dad. I did not have the pleasure of knowing your Dad, but I do know how much you love him. Your family will be in our prayers as we conduct Our Lady of Guadalupe Free Clinic on the day of Dean’s funeral. May Our Lady smile upon You, Dean, Your Mom and the entire Tulledge family. 


Blessings, Dave Plevak 


PS so great your parents met at Leon’s! I used to hang out there in high school. 

Prayers to all of you. Will always remember good times with Dean when I lived with Alice and Ray and at all the other family get togethers