Douglas Albert Jutila passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021 in Kellogg, ID at the age of 76. Doug was born on July 1, 1944 in Wallace, ID to Waino and Ellen Jutila of Mullan, ID.
He grew up in Mullan and attended the Mullan schools. He played football and basketball all 4 years of high school and graduated in 1962.
In 1963, Doug began work at the Galena mine and worked there until his retirement as Mine Foreman in 1999. Doug was active in the community, serving as Chairman of the Board for the Mullan School District for over 25 years. He also served on the Mullan Fire Department for 20 years.
Doug married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Christopherson on July 25, 1964 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Mullan. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed camping and cutting firewood, and Doug loved to sit by the campfire and listen to loud music and drink a cold beer! He also enjoyed watching Gonzaga Basketball and Seattle Seahawks football.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Waino and Ellen Jutila, and his brother, Donald Oliver Jutila.
Doug is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Elaine Jutila of Mullan, ID; a son, Don Jutila & daughter-in-law Andrea Jutila of Spokane, WA; a daughter, Liane Taylor (Jutila) & son-in-law Christopher Taylor Sr. of Atlanta, GA; 7 grandchildren, Nick Jutila of Missoula, MT, Matt Jutila of San Antonio, TX, Stephan Jutila of Seattle, WA, Jillian Hayek (Jutila) of Spokane, WA, Christopher Taylor Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN, Chalyse Taylor of Atlanta, GA, and Chanelle Taylor of Atlanta, GA. Doug is also survived by his brother John Jutila Sr. and his wife, Charlotte, of Bozeman, MT.
Doug was also blessed with 4 great-grandchildren, Rylee & Jackson Jutila of Missoula, MT, Levi Taylor of Murfreesboro, TN, and Armani Kennedy of Atlanta, GA, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Mullan, ID. The family would like to invite all to attend as we celebrate Doug’s life. A reception will follow the service, and the family has asked that donations be made in his honor to the Mullan Volunteer Fire Department or the John Mullan Museum, Mullan, ID.
Memories of Doug and messages of condolence may be shared with the family online by visiting www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Jutila family with arrangements.
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