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Mathilda ‘Tilly’ Rannow, 96

Mathilda “Tilly” Rannow, age 96, formerly of Biscay, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at GlenFields of Glencoe.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, 1820 Knight Avenue North in Glencoe, with Pastor Katherine Rood officiating. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Biscay. Twyla Kirkeby will be the organist, and vocalists Dennis and Chris Davis will sing “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns will be “On Eagle’s Wings,” “In the Garden,” and “ What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Grandchildren Teresa and Cory will be the urnbearers.

There will be a time of gathering from 10 a.m. until the time of the services, at the church.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

Mathilda was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Henry O and Ida A. (Borchardt) Rannow.

Through the years Tilly worked very hard on the farm near Biscay.

She loved her grandchildren.

Tilly also was fond of embroidering, gardening, canning, playing cards, and bingo.

She is survived by a son, Wally (Sue) Rannow of Glencoe; grandchildren Teresa Rannow and fiancé Trinity, Cory Rannow and fiancée Hidy; step grandchildren Savayah and Leo; great-grandchildren Alexander and Liberty; and many other relatives and friends.

Tilly was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Alfred, Robert, Herman, Charles, Albert, Hillard, Bill and Harold; and sisters Emmeline, Florence, Adeline, and Mary.

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