|Charlotte A. Tuntland
Born: March 23, 1925 Died: January 02, 2020
Charlotte A. Tuntland, 94, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, January 02, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare
& Rehab Center in Morris.
Born March 23, 1925 in Nettle Creek Township, Grundy County, IL, she was the daughter of Austin and Celia(Thorson)
She is survived by three nephews; Ronald(Carol)Ness of Morris, Kevin Drake and Vernon Drake both of Marseilles; one
niece, Carol(Duane)Christian of Newark; Also, several grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Roselyn(Stanley)Ness, Beverly Zingre and Barbara Drake; a
brother, Arlon Tuntland and a brother in infancy, Sylvester Tuntland; Also, preceding her were two nieces, Jacolyn Sternal
and Lynette Lowery.
Charlotte received her primary education from schools in Grundy County including Hoge Grade School and Morris High
School with the class of 1944. She received her Nursing degree from the Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in
Chicago in 1947.
During her lifelong nursing career, she worked in hospitals in Denver and Los Angeles. She also spent several years
working for the Santa Fe Railroad as a courier nurse and eventually as a nurse supervisor. In 1971, when Amtrak took over
the passenger rail service, she took a job with the CAN Ins. Co. in Chicago where she worked as a company nurse until her
She was a lifelong member of West Lisbon Lutheran Church where she was confirmed with the class of 1937.
Charlotte was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and in her younger years enjoyed skiing and golfing. She enjoyed traveling and
spending time with her family.
Memorials can be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice or to the donor’s choice.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 06, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in
Morris, with Pastor Steven C. Lombardo officiating. Interment will follow in West Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on
Monday from 9:30 am until time of service at the funeral home.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.