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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Rosalind Tillberg

  • Rosalind Tillberg, 96, of Salina, passed away Jan. 22, 2013.
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  • Rosalind Tillberg, 96, of Salina, passed away Jan. 22, 2013.
    She was born to Edward H. and Alfreda (Sandquist) Johnson on Jan. 19, 1917, in the New Gottland Community in mcpherson County.
     She graduated in May 1934 from Lindsborg High School.
    Rosalind Johnson and Lawrence Tillberg were married Aug. 7, 1938, in New Gottland Lutheran Church. They farmed seven miles west of Salina their entire married life. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Salina, serving on the altar committee and was an active member of WELCA and Phoebe group, as well as Northwest Ladies Aid Society. She also was a member of the Hedville Ladies Club.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Tillberg; her parents, Edward H. and Alfreda Johnson; three brothers, Milbert, Arvid and Roy Johnson; and two infant sisters, Mildred and Carolin.
     Survivors include five sons, Arnold (Ann) Tillberg, Salina, Eldon (Mary) Tillberg, Smolan, Vernon Tillberg, Mesa, Ariz., Leland (Rhonda) Tillberg, Newton, and Gordon (Gloria) Tillberg, Salina; two daughters, Elda Jean (Howard) Richards, Dighton and Vivian (Darrell) McCulley, Monroe, Tenn.; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Maxine Tillberg; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 255 S. Seventh, with Rev. Kent Happel officiating. Burial will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church memorial fund or Lane County Hospital LTCU, both in care of the mortuary.

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