Tyler A. Tourtellott, 27, Osage

Tyler Alan Tourtellott, age 27, of Osage, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Wyoming.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton with Pastor Solveig A.H. Zamzow and Pastor R. Dawson Tornes officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Tyler was born January 16, 1987, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Troy and Yvonne (Jensen) Tourtellott. He graduated from Osage High School in 2005 and from NIACC in 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science degree. Tyler was employed by Popp Excavating. He was a member of the EZ Riders Snowmobile Club, Cedar River Trail Blazers ATV Club, and Mitchell County Cattlemen’s Association. Tyler loved working on the farm with his cow and calf herd and playing in the mountains in the winter snow or on his ATV in the summer. He loved spending time with his family and his large ring of friends. He will be missed by many including his canine side kick, Piper.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Troy and Yvonne Tourtellott of Nora Springs; his sisters, Nicole Tourtellott of Osage and Haley Tourtellott at home; special friend, Bridget Juenger of Osage; maternal grandmother, Janet Weaverling of Osage; maternal grandfather, Melvyn (Nancy) Jensen of Albert Lea; paternal grandparents, Jerald (Lora) Tourtellott of Osage; aunts and uncles, Jerry (Wendy) Jensen of Riceville, Teresa Jensen of North Liberty, and Sheila (Arnie) Stroberg of Osage; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Frank Tourtellott; and step-grandfather, Marold Weaverling.

Information available and condolences accepted at www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com – Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home (641) 732-3706.