GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                Tuesday February 25, 1997

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Henry E. Tilleman

  CHINOOK - Henry E. Tilleman, 91, a lifelong area rancher, died of natural

causes Sunday at a Havre hospital.

  Vigil services are 7 this evening at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Funeral

Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gabriel's, with burial at Kuper Memorial

Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  Born March 2, 1905, in Superior, Wis., he moved to Chinook as a child and

attended schools in Fairview. In 1928 he married Irma D'Hooge in Harlem; she

died in 1977.

  He spent his adult life farming in the area.

  In 1989 he married March Wright; she died in 1994.

  Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Swindle of Duluth, Ga.; two sons, Bert

Tilleman and Mike Tilleman of Havre; a brother, Art Tilleman of Chinook; two

sisters, Lena Berglund of Havre and Juliet Acher of Chinook; 19 Grabdchildren,

26 great-great-grandchild.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                    Monday February, 24, 1997

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HENRY E. TILLEMAN

  CHINOOK - Henry E. Tilleman, 91, a life-long Chinook area rancher and farmer,

died of natural causes, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Northern Montana Hospital in

Havre.

  A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in St. Gabriel's Catholic

Church with funeral mass services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at St. Gabriel's

Catholic Church.

  He was born to John and Stephanie (D'Hooge) Tilleman on March 2, 1905, at

Superior, Wisc. He came to Chinook with his parents in 1908 and attended school

at Fairview, south of Chinook.

  He loved farming, fishing and telling tall stories.

  He married Irma D'Hooge on Aug. 4, 1928, in Harlem. She preceded him in death

on July 4, 1977, and he later married March Wright in 1989. She passed away in

1994.

  Henry also left a very special fishing companion and friend visited him

daily, Perry Lee of Havre.

  He is survived by one daughter, Theresa Swindle of Duluth, Ga.; two sons,

Bert Tilleman and Mike Tilleman, both of Havre; one brother, Art Tilleman of

Chinook; two sisters, Lena Berglund of Havre and Juliet Archer of Chinook; 19

grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

  He was preceded in death by one son, Paul Tilleman; one brother, Charlie

Tilleman; one sister, Mabel Bennett; and one granddaughter, Donna Swindle.

  Memorials may be sent to St, Gabriel's Catholic Church.

  Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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