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John Richard Tille

November 12, 1931 November 17, 2015
John Richard Tille
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Obituary for John Richard Tille

Worthington, MN


      John Richard Tille, age 84, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Centennial Cottage in Sioux Falls, SD.

      John was born and raised in Adrian, he left the area to serve his country in the Marines. He returned to make his home in Worthington. In his early years, John worked as a door-to-door salesman for Watkins Products and held numerous positions at Campbell Soup Company. For the remainder of his career he worked for the City of Worthington in the Park, Street and Dredge Departments. Upon retirement John remained active working at Walmart, the Red Barn Visitor’s Center and the Highway 59 Rest Area. John had many passions; family, friends, pets, dancing and heading for the camper. He was an avid fisherman and could tell the best fish stories. John never missed an opportunity to visit friends and family that were in need of cheering up and a good story.

      John leaves his wife, Bonnie (Clark) Tille; his daughters, Shelly (Jim) Jeffers and Treasa (Jim) Grimmius; his grandson, Duston Grimmius and his special companion, Jacque Danielson; sisters, Cecil (Kenneth) Galligan and Annie (Donnie) Lang; brother, Joe Tille; brothers-in-law, Bud (Jan) and Jim Clark; close friends, Dick Bloomquist and Tom Pygman, and many beloved nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Tille; sisters, Katherine Tille, Agnes Kemper, Mary (Francis) Altman, Margaret Prins; brothers, Bill, Morris, Lawrence, and Pete.

      Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating.

      Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

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