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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Monday November 9th, 2015
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Tillie  Tucek

Fr. Gerald Thury
Deacon Barry
John Herr
Mark Schlechter
Darren Schlechter
Tom Jezek
Randy Tucek
Terry Tucek
Tillie Marie Tucek was born on Sunday, August 8, 1915 to Anton and Frances (Jambor) Plihal on the homestead farm two miles north of Tyndall, South Dakota. Following her graduation from Tyndall High School, Tillie went on to earn her teaching certificate from Southern State Teacher’s College in Springfield in 1934. She taught at a one-room schoolhouse, Schmoll country school, where she had nine students and was paid $35 per month. On September 30, 1935, Tillie was united in marriage to Frank W. Tucek at Vodnany Catholic Church. Together they made their home on Frank’s family land two miles southeast of Tripp where they farmed and raised livestock and several different varieties of poultry. Though the farm kept them busy, Tillie and Frank still made time to enjoy their shared love of dancing by attending the local dances nearly every weekend. Tillie also spent many hours cooking, baking kolaches, and helping at the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp. She was also very active in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Vodnany by volunteering to care for all the sewing needs of the church and serving on the Altar Society.
In 1977, Frank and Tillie retired from farming. Following Frank’s passing on February 22, 1987, Tillie moved into the apartments in Tripp. In June 1998, Tillie suffered a major stroke and later two mini strokes. On September 22, 1999, she decided it was time to make her new home at the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp. The home brought new opportunities and joys for Tillie. She kept active with daily workouts on the stationery bike, exercising her hands by embroidering dishtowels and baby blankets, as well as keeping her mind sharp with crossword puzzles, word finds, and Rummikub.
Tillie passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at St. Benedict’s Hospital in Parkston having attained the age of 100 years, 2 months, and 28 days.
She is survived and remembered by her four children: James (Marilyn) Tucek of Mitchell, Sylvia (Lars) Jezek of Kaylor, Lillian (Paul) Schlechter of Scotland, and Eileen (Steve) Hardesty of Reno, NV; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, parents, and siblings: Frank, Amelia, Joseph, Ladislav, Annie, Elsie, Frances, Emil, Jerry, and Rudolph.

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Randy and family, So sorry to read about the loss in your family.Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. We are sure that she lived a rich and satisfying life. Hoping to see you again. Mary Kay and Mags

Margaret Zard and Mary Kay Jorgensen Nov 11 2015 12:41 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Tillie's passing. I am so glad to be able to attend her birthday party this summer. She did such beautiful work on all the pillow cases,she will be greatly missed by all!

Karen and Dan Weber Nov 10 2015 10:31 PM

It is never easy to lose the ones we love no matter how long they are with us. Thinking of all of you.

Maynard Suess Nov 9 2015 9:20 AM

So very sad to hear of Tillie Tucek's passing even at 100 years old it always is a sad time saying 'Good-by'! Tillie's passing is an ending of an era of a special time in our lives. Tillie grew up a mile from my Grandparents Farm - Maurice & Amelia Wagner. The Tony Plihal family were special lifelong friends to the Wagner family. I grew up knowing the Tucek family through Vodnany Catholic Church. The Jim Tucek family became very special friends to my Mom & Dad - Frank & Evelyn Kvasnicka - and to Pat & me. Will be thinking about you all as you honor and say Good-By to your Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, & Great, Great Grandma on Tuesday. All the wonderful memories of your Mom & Grandma of what she taught you and traditions she handed down to you all will be your honoring her every day in how you live your lives and who you are. Our Father's Blessings to Tillie Plihal Tucek - a life well lived in His Name! Pat & Elaine Soukup

Pat & Elaine (Kvasnicka) Soukup Nov 9 2015 6:25 AM

Tillie was one of the first people to befriend my parents, Delores and Walter Wollman, when they moved into the Good Samaritan. Tillie's friendship meant a lot to my Mom and to us. I was so sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Susanne Wollman Nov 8 2015 8:19 PM

We send you all our deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother, Tillie. As you cherish the wonderful memories of your mother, may they be a source of peace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marvin and Agnes Thum

Marvin and Agnes Thum Nov 7 2015 6:44 PM

Dear Cousins and related family, Regardless of Aunt Tilly's length of life, her death came to us as extremely saddening news. She was vibrant and full of life when we last saw her at her birthday party in August. She will always be in our thoughts and hearts as I am sure she will always be in her immediate and extended family's. Our deepest sympathy. Gene and the rest of the Canadian Plihal family.

Gene Plihal Family Nov 6 2015 8:27 PM