Mathilda "Tillie" Bartels, age 90, of Storm Lake, died Jan. 11, 2011 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Mathilda "Tillie" Lullmann was born March 24, 1920 in Storm Lake, the daughter of John Sr. and Martha (Sievers) Lullmann. On April 4, 1920, Tillie was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake where she was later confirmed on March 25, 1934. Growing up, she attended school at Zion Lutheran.
On Feb. 20, 1944, Tillie was united in marriage to Victor F. Bartels at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake.
Tillie enjoyed traveling, especially to Arizona in the winter. She loved embroidery and word search puzzles. On Fridays, Tillie enjoyed trips to the country. Tillie treasured her family and spending time with them.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 66 years, Victor Bartels of Storm Lake; sisters: Anna Hogrefe of Storm Lake; Norma (Arnold) Otto of Albert City; Edna Rebhuhn of Albert City; sister-in-law, Neoma Bartels of Storm Lake; 19 nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.
Tillie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Lullmann; parents-in-law, Herman and Marie Bartels; sisters, Hilda Hogrefe and Lea Kreutz; brother, John Lullmann Jr.; brothers-in-law, Albert Hogrefe; Martin Hogrefe; Fred Kreutz; Raymond Rebhuhn; and Eldo Bartels; sisters-in-law, Alura Lullmann and Mildred Bartels.