CHANCY E. “JACK” TUTAK

Jack

        Chancy E. “Jack” Tutak, age 65, of Faribault died on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at his home.
         Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst, officiating.
         Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 3 to 6 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
         Chancy Edward, the son of Edward and Lorene (Morey) Tutak was born on March 5, 1944 at Colton, SD.  He graduated from Wadena High School and served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era.  He married Beverly Jurek on June 20, 1970 in Hutchinson.  He recently retired and was employed by the City of Faribault for 39 years.  He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and enjoyed entertaining children as Santa’s helper.
         Survived by his wife, Beverly; two children, Lorri (and Jon) Campbell of Youngsville, NC and Chancy (and Kelly) Tutak of Faribault; six grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Jeremiah Campbell and Hunter, Kennedy and Eva Tutak; his mother, Lorene Thornburg of Pine Island; four siblings, Burt Svedine of Austin, Alice (and David) Smith of Lake City, Ardys (and Raymond) Dowd of Colorado Springs, CO and Joel (and Jacqie) Thornburg of Tulsa, OK; and other relatives and many friends.
         He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Tutak.

 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name:
Lorri
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Date:
Thursday August 13, 2009

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I miss you so much, Dad. I love you. -Lorri

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Shirley Perron-Southworth
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shirleyperronsouthworth@yahoo.com
Date:
Friday June 05, 2009

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My deepest sympathy to Bev and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Jack's "make you feel good smile" he gave and his friendly words everytime you would see him. He made this world a better place to live in and we have lost a great man. Sicerely, Shirley Perron-Southworth

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Nancy Baldwin
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Date:
Tuesday June 02, 2009

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Dear Bev and family, It seems like we just connected again after not seeing each other for years since the Wilson Center. I remember fondly the stories you would tell about Jack and the love your family had for each other. Now with this dear and so very important member gone, I am sure you will struggle. I also know that your faith is strong, and I will keep you in my prayers to ask God to hold you close during this time. Sincerely, Nancy and Larry Baldwin

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Susan Jurek
Email:
Susan.jurek@rtwi.com
Date:
Tuesday May 26, 2009

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My family and I were so sadden hear that Jack passed away. Bev you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to call my parents or me when ever you need a shoulder to cry on.

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Linda Klammer
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Date:
Tuesday May 19, 2009

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Dear Bev and Family-- I am so sorry. I remember your wedding, the dancing, that pink dress I wore, and later, the chats in your kitchen on LaDonna while the kids took their naps. It's been such a long time but know that I'm thinking about you and wishing you comfort, strength, and love all around you.

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Wayne and Judy Friesen
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Date:
Tuesday May 19, 2009

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Just wanted to tell you how sorry we are about your Dad. Although we never met him I feel like we knew him through your storys. I know you and the boys and Jon will miss him. We will be praying for you and your Mom through this difficult time. The Lord is good and will see you through this as only He can do.

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Carl and Jeanie Mortenson
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clmjmm@ll.net
Date:
Monday May 18, 2009

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Bev, Chauncy, Lorri and family, It was truely an honor to know Jack, he was one of the neatest guys and we will miss him so. Our love and prayers go to you all, remember we are here for you. We had so many good times with our crazy get togethers and those are memories we cherish forever. He always had that big smile that was so sweet. We will do the chili cookoff with our group in Jack's memory, and it will be the best chili there. Love and Peace to you. Carl and Jeanie

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Barry Volz
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Date:
Friday May 15, 2009

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Chancy, Bev, & Lorri, I have nothing but wonderful memories of Jack as an amazing father and friend while growing up. I'm thankful to have known him, because Jack was always open and giving with everything, especially his heart. It was easy to see how much he loved you all. He will be greatly missed, he was a great man. Barry

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Nick Minor
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Date:
Friday May 15, 2009

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I remember the time when I sat on Jacks knee, I only knew him a Santa while I was young. I'm 13 now and I have talked to Jack when I ate breakfast with my Father (Shane Minor) and he was a great guy, but know I am deeply saddened by his death. I will miss him very much and I give my deepest sympathy to the family. Ill miss you Santa.

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Gretchen knutson
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Date:
Friday May 15, 2009

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Bev, Lorri and Chancy - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many great memories of Jack from my days of working with Lorri at Hy-vee. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.

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Shane Minor
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Date:
Friday May 15, 2009

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I have photos of my children sitting on this Santa's lap. Jack was an asset to the community and brought joy to those around him. We hardly new each other, but he would walk up to me on his way out from morning coffee, place his hand on my shoulder, smile, and wish me a good day. People would say he's in a better place. Jack made this a better place. I will miss him.

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Todd Sande & Family
Email:
ToddSande@ymail.com
Date:
Friday May 15, 2009

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Bev, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. We had many good times together and those memories will never be lost. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Todd

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The Burns and Tesch extended familys
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Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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In a time of such sorrow we all must draw on our great memories of the loved one who has left us, so many many of us. Our entire extended family send you, Bev, our sincere prayers and love. You and "Jack" have given us such wonderful memories to draw from. May all those memories give you strength also.

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John Hortop
Email:
jhortop@hotmail.com
Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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Bev, Chancy and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Find comfort in knowing that Jack is with his Lord and maker. Know that God does not take people away from us, but that he has them join him by his side. John

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Erica Staab
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Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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To all of the family, Sometimes the hurt is so deep there are no words, but know that your family is held the hearts of so many. Lean on the love and support of all those who gather to hold you close and who fumble for the words that don't exist, and may you find comfort in the love they share.

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Becky Ambrasas
Email:
ambrasas@stolaf.edu
Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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Bev, there is nothing I can say or do to help ease your pain. But just know your gal pals are always there for you and call on us whenever you need or want something. And knowing how many people loved Jack will hopefully get you through this difficult time. I will always remember how he brought soup and fish dinners up to the office to share with us. And how he even won over Kylee when she was a little leery of Santa. Jack even thought of the big kids at Christmas with a "special" gift for Tom! Love you! Becky

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Todd & Jayne Voge
Email:
thevoges@hickorytech.net
Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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Bev and family - We are so sorry to hear about Jack. He was such a great guy to be around. As mom said in a post earlier, the times we had growing up were a blast. Know you are in our prayers and that Jack has a special place with our Lord for all he did here on earth. We will miss Santa!

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BETTY AASE
Email:
bettyaase@comcast.net
Date:
Thursday May 14, 2009

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DEAR BEV,LORI,CHAUNCY AND FAMILY, I AM SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF JACKS DEATH. SO MANY MEMORIES, SO MANY BEAUTIFUL AND FUN TIMES. YOU AND JACK, HELPED US SO MUCH ,BEING NEW TO FARIBAULT AND PEACE CHURCH. FREINDS LIKE YOU AND JACK ARE PRICELESS, AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE. I THANK YOU SO DEARLY FOR THAT AND PRAY FOR COMFORT TO ALL OF YOU. JACK WILL BE VERY MISSED, BUT WAS LOVED DEARLY BY ALL.MAY GOD BLESS. BETTY AASE

Name:
Tom and Skip Voge
Email:
Skip46@dmbroadband.com
Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev and family. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. We remember the good times we had with you and Jack back when our kids were attending Peace Lutheran School. Those are special memories. Remember that your friends are always here for you. Jack was a gentle man and was loved by all who knew him.

Name:
Lisa Reuvers
Email:
reuversml@msn.com
Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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There was no one like Jack. Watching him year after year with the children at Hometown Holidays, his heart was bigger than the fire truck he road in on. Bev and family, my heart aches for you and know if there is ANYTHING that I can do, please call, 332-8730. My love and deepest sympathy to your family. The children of Faribault have lost one of their dearest angels.

Name:
Andrea Blomberg
Email:
anjb43@gmail.com
Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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I am so very sorry for your loss. When I lost my husband, and my kids their daddy, "Mr & Mrs Claus" came out and personally visited us on our first Christmas without Marc, brought presents and so much joy for me and the kids. Jack handed me an envelope before he left, with a very generous donation from a group he is involved with. What a wonderful soul he had and I know so many people will miss him. Bev, if you want to talk, in time, Kelly has my number. Feel free to call me anytime, anytime at all. God Bless you and hold you in His arms at this difficult time. I'll be praying. Andrea

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Barbara Deike
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev, I am sorry for your loss and sorrow. Jack will be missed by so many. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name:
Sara ( Ernste) Standke
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev and family I'm so sorry for you loss. I've known Jack since I was a little girl and its shocking to me to hear he is gone. There is now another angle in heaven looking down on us. You all are in my thought and preys. Sara (Ernste) Standke

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Julie Windschitl
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev, I just can't believe it can be true! Remember, you can count on your girlfriends when times are tough, and I hope you will consider me one of them. Here is an online hug until I can give you one in person! {{{}}}

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Chuck Ackman
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Some of my fondest memories of my time as Mayor are when I got to escort Santa to the Library on the fire truck every December. The highlight of my retirement party was when Santa and Mrs. Claus presented me with a framed photo of "our" fire truck. Jack will be missed greatly by the children of Faribault and will be remembered every December. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Heidi & Derek Cole
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know there are no words to ease the pain but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name:
Lisa Burkhartzmeyer
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev, I am sending you strength. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this awful time. I always enjoyed seeing you and Jack in your Santa and Ms. Claus outfits.....you brought smiles and warm feelings to hundreds of people.

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Scott and Connie Caron and family
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Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2009

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Bev, We are so sorry to hear about Jack's death! We will always remember him with a smile and kind word. If anyone fit the image of "Santa Claus", it was Jack. He made our family Christmas so special! We will truly miss him. Scott and Connie Caron and family