Lucille H. Tilly

Funeral services were Friday, May 29 for Lucille H. Tilly, 84, of Watertown, Minn.

She died Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

She was born July 6, 1913, at Watertown, Minn., the daughter of John Holmberg and Bertha (Mielke) Holmberg.

She was baptized Aug. 10, 1913 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, and confirmed June 5, 1927 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

On Feb. 18, 1933, she married Howard W. Tilly at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Lucille dearly loved her grandchildren. She was a caregiver to everyone. She cooked at Watertown Community Hospital for 19 years. She and her family traveled to the lakes for many years. She loved gardening, especially her flowers.

Lucille was preceded in death by husband Howard, son Ronald, and great-granddaughters, Aleaha and Holli; parents John and Bertha Holmberg; brothers, Irving, Byron and Verner Holmberg.

Lucille is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marlys and Ronald Stender of Winsted; grandchildren, Randy and LuAnn Stender, Cindy and Pat Engle, Terry Stender and fiancee Susan, Dan Tilly and fiancee Shelly, Jeff and Shiela Tilly, Paul and Kim Tilly; great-grandchildren Christie, Bethany, Brandon, Shelby, Joseph, Arron, Jon, Jessica, Ashley; sisters-in-law, Marie Holmberg of Minneapolis, Grace Holmberg of Mound, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. James Lindekugel officiating.

Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Casket bearers were grandsons, Randy Stender, Terry Stender, Pat Engle, Dan Tilly, Jeff Tilly and Paul Tilly.

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