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Lorraine B. Tillman

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Lorraine Betty Tillman, 88, of South Sioux City, Neb., died March 30, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars.

Lorraine was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Sioux City, the daughter of John R. and Myrtle C. (Clark) Sharon. She was a lifelong resident of South Sioux City graduating from South Sioux City High School in 1941. After graduation she worked at Wind Charger for two years.

She graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. She was employed several years at the Methodist Hospital in Sioux City.

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She married Marvin Tillman Sept. 2, 1951, at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. She was employed as a school nurse in South Sioux City for 10 years and later retired from Director of Dakota County Health Department after eight years of service. She served as a Rainbow Mother advisor three years and served on the Board of Health for Dakota County. She was a volunteer at Lewis and Clark and Harney Schools.

After her retirement she and Marvin wintered in Mesa, Ariz., from 1986 until 2006.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, and a member of Eastern Star Laura Chapter 301 D.E. P.E.O.

Survivors include a son, Gary and his wife Elaine, of Le Mars, a daughter Nancy Tillman of Palmdale, Calif.; four grandchildren: Michelle (John) Czyz, Jacob (Bethany) Tillman, Scott (Krista) Tillman and David Tillman, and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Tyler Czyz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin June 11, 2008 in South Sioux City; and a brother, James W. Sharon.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Luthran Church in South Sioux City with the Rev. Jerry Gilbreath officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church with an Eastern Star Service at noon at the church.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jacob, Scott, and David Tillman and John Czyz and Milton Peters, LeRoy Stark and Keith Rector. Honorary pallbearers were members of P.E.O.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Siouxland or St. Luke's College of Nursing.