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06/20/2014 - Matilda "Tillie" Wollesen

Funeral services for Matilda "Tillie" Wollesen, age 95, of Chadron, Nebraska will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating.
 
 Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.   
  
Matilda (Tillie) Marie Wollesen passed away on June 16, 2014, at the age of 95 at Crestview Care Center in Chadron, Nebraska. She was born in Creighton, South Dakota on November 9, 1918. Tillie was the 5th of 10 children born to Dick and Anna (Hamann) Busskohl. The family lived in Wall, South Dakota for several years and then moved to Dewey, South Dakota in Custer County where the 10th child was born.
 
Leland and Tillie were married on December 26, 1936. Together they lived on the family farm/ranch east of Chadron, Nebraska until Leland’s death. Tillie remained on the home place until the end of April 2013. Tillie was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran, active on the kitchen committee when it was built and remodeled. She loved to quilt and joined the quilting ladies in the church fellowship hall every third Wednesday up until she had her stroke at the end of April. She crocheted many angels, snowflakes, and made delicious rolls and lunches for church food sales. She was often indemand for her butter cream mints for many wedding receptions. The past 14 months she resided at Crestview Care Center in Chadron.
 
Immediate survivors:
 
Son: Douglas and wife Linda
 
Grandsons: Rocky Wollsen and wife Sabrea Woods, Mark and wife Maria Wollesen
 
Great-Grandchildren: Nichole Wollesen, Mandelin, and McKoy Wollesen;
 
Brother LaVern (Burns)
 
Wife: Joyce Busskohl
 
Sisters: Annie Powell and Dorothy Mayer
 
Sister-in-laws: 5
 
Nieces & nephews: numerous  
 
She was preceded in death by her parents Dick (Anna Hamann) Dusskohl; step mother Emma Nitche Busskohl; husband Leland; 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 8 brother-in-laws, 1 sister-in-law, and many friends, nieces, and nephews.
 
A memorial has been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
 
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
 
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.

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