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Elwood Nelson Tiller

Elwood Nelson Tiller, age 82, of Cambridge, died Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital in St. Paul.

He was born May 21, 1924 in Minneapolis to Albert and Hilda Tiller. Elwood was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School.

He served in the Navy during World War II. After his military service, he returned to Minneapolis.

Elwood married Phyllis Stewart Aug. 12, 1949 and they made their home in St. Louis Park.

Elwood was employed by the post office and after his retirement, they moved to Cable, Wis. In 1994, they moved to Cambridge.

Elwood was a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church, Son’s of Norway, and the Isanti Happy Seniors Club. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and all family activities.

He loved children and volunteered to work with children in both in the school and church. He was also active with Big Brothers of America.

Elwood also enjoyed antique cars and going to antique car shows. He enjoyed traveling, family camping, and collecting rocks from their various trips.

Besides his parents, Elwood was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ahmed Sanad Al-Ghamdi; and two brothers, Donald and Rodger.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Cambridge; five children, Laura Sanad Al-Ghamdi of Saudi Arabia, Ed (Cindy) Tiller of Isanti, Pat (Linda) Tiller of Sharon, Mass., David (Terry) Tiller of Bloomington, and Chris Tiller and fiancé Phil Bohn of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Hanson of Coon Rapids; and by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are Tuesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Cambridge Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Everett officiating. Soloist is Gwen Anderson, and Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist.

Visitation is Monday, April 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Strike Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Hanson, Jim Hanson, and Edward, David, Jeff and Jon Tiller.

Arrangements are by the Strike Funeral Home - Cambridge Chapel.

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