Rock Rapids, Iowa
Henrietta “Hank” Tille, age 87 of Rock Rapids, IA died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Rock Rapids Health Care Centre.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Monday, June 18th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, with Rev. Daniel Kordahl officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 17th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids.
A second Funeral service at 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 19th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney, SD, with Rev. H. Flemming and Rev. Daniel Kordahl officiating.
Burial will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery near Stickney, SD.
Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of services.
Henrietta LaVonne Tille was born October 19, 1924 at Stickney, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry D. and Ruth E. (Davis) Wulf. She was raised on the family farm west of Stickney and attended 8 years of school. After a few years she moved to Sioux City, IA where she worked at Phillips Cafeteria. While living there she married Henry A. Schuldt on November 28, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City, IA. The couple moved to Hank’s parents’ farm ten miles west of Stickney and farmed for several years. On December 3, 1979 Henry died after 33 years of marriage. On October 24, 1980 Hank married Peter J. Tille at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney, SD. They lived in Sioux Falls, SD where Hank worked at the VA Hospital. In August of 1983 Peter died after two years of marriage. She remained living in Sioux Falls, working at the VA Hospital and there she met Paul A. Tille. They were married on November 26, 1985 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids, IA, where they made their home. After nineteen years of marriage, Paul died on August 24, 2004. Hank was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, IA, life time member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 6554 in Plankinton, SD. She also was very active with community activities. She enjoyed embroidering towels and quilts, playing bingo, card clubs, bowling, baking and cooking for others. She was famous for her deviled eggs and potato salad and will be remembered for her infectious laugh.
She is survived by her children, Sandie (Duane) Aymar of Miller, SD, Susie (Gene) Tastad of Stickney, SD, Terry (Deb) Schuldt of Plankinton, SD, Sheila Wels of Mitchell, SD, Sybil (Vince) Hedrick of Mankato, MN, Cathy Van Meeteren of Palmdale, CA, Pam (Jim) Scheepstra of Worthington, MN, Tom (Pam) Tille of Rock Rapids, IA, Mary (John) Thomas of Titusville, FL and Anne (Toby) Ageson of Rock Rapids, IA; twenty-seven grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Vernon Wulf of Mitchell, SD, Walter Wulf of Plankinton, SD, Mickey Darrough of Sioux City, IA, Pauline Greene of Plankinton, SD, Lawrence (Agnes) Wulf of Hawarden, IA, Vi Morrison of Plankinton, SD, Richard Wulf of Sioux Falls, SD, Henry Wulf of Marcus, IA, Laura (Harold) Buck of Armour, SD, Olive Frauenfelder of Lead, SD and Bea Wulf of Stickney, SD; dear friend, Ruth Lupkes of Rock Rapids, IA; and many other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ruth Wulf; husbands, Henry Schuldt, Peter Tille, and Paul Tille; one son-in-law, LaVerne Overweg; one son, Mark Tille; one granddaughter, Christina Schuldt; two brothers, Albert and Barney Wulf; and two sisters, a stillborn and Elaine Edinger.