Louis Carl "Dr. Carl" Kuttruff

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Carl Kuttruff, age 73, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff, his 97 year old father Louis Carl Kuttruff Sr.; sisters Gail Kuttruff, Alma Kuttruff, Katty Albers; brothers Kirby Kuttruff, Claude Kuttruff. His mother Elizabeth Ricks Kuttruff preceded him in death in 1975. He was baptized in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in New Orleans and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge. In his youth Carl was active in Scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended the 1959 Boy Scout World Jamboree in the Philippine Islands and participated in a round-the-world tour following the Jamboree, which had a major influence on him both personally and professionally. Carl was a 1962 graduate of Baton Rouge High School and a 1965 Graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.A. in Geography and Anthropology. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and received his M.A. in Anthropology in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1974. He worked in the field as an archaeologist for over 51 years in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Oaxaca Mexico, Philippine Islands, Wake Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. He was considered by some to be a modern "Renaissance Man" because of his multiple interests and talents and the fact that he was such an avid reader. Carl's cremated ashes will be scattered at many places of importance to his life. When the family gathers to celebrate his life, his cousin Chris Kuttruff will read original poetry written in Carl's honor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baton Rouge Food Bank or the .
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 29 to July 30, 2017
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