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Anne Diane Tylutki

June 3, 1926 ~ July 8, 2018 (age 92)

Anne D. Tylutki died July 8, 2018 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She was 92.

Anne was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 3, 1926 to Adam and Anna Kus, one of 13 children.

Anne was raised in Chicago. After graduating from Harrison High School in 1944, while working as a secretary in a Chicago law office, she enrolled in night school at Northwestern University in pursuit of her elementary education teaching degree. She finished her studies and received her teaching degree from Northern Illinois University in 1950. Anne then decided to travel and see the world, so she signed up for a 2 year tour of duty with the Civilian Corp.  She was assigned overseas to the G-2 section of a US General (Japanese Logistics Command), living and working in Japan in support of the Korean War effort. After her tour of duty and having a love for travel and adventure, Anne boarded a freighter and visited exotic ports of call throughout Asia and in the Mediterranean. Anne then embarked upon a tour bicycling throughout Europe. 

Upon return to the US, she taught elementary school in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She married Edmund Tylutki, her childhood sweetheart, August 18, 1956. The day after the wedding, Anne and Ed headed west across the US and ended up in Moscow, Idaho where she taught 4th Grade at Russell Elementary.

She took a break from teaching in 1958 to raise a family. After raising her family, she resumed teaching at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Anne loved children and continued her involvement in teaching in semi-retirement at Emily’s Kinderhaven.

Anne lived in Moscow for 62 years with her beloved husband Edmund and was active in the community and also St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She served as secretary of the Catholic Women’s League a one point. Her hobbies and interests included ballroom dancing, roller skating, playing bridge, gardening and traveling with her husband to various local dance festivals and also in Hawaii as they were both accomplished ballroom dancers.

Anne is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edmund, at their Moscow home, their six children: Tom Tylutki of Austin MN, Mike Tylutki of Medford OR, Louise “Gabby” (Tylutki) Kerins of Laguna Nigel CA, Dan Tylutki of Issaquah WA, Chris Tylutki of Lake City, Florida and Cara (Tylutki) Zuber of San Jose CA; their 9 grandchildren; and her brother Joseph Kus of Ivanhoe, Illinois.  

The rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. The funeral mass will follow at 11:00 AM, concelebrated by Rev. Joseph McDonald and Rev. Joseph Schmidt. George Canney will serve as Deacon of the Altar.

A reception and luncheon will immediately follow at St. Mary’s Family Center. Inurnment and concluding services will be at 2:00 PM at the Moscow Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorials in her name be given to St. Mary’s School Foundation, PO Box 8485, Moscow, ID 83843.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

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