Tillie Shypkowski

tillie shypkowski

Tillie Ann (Jablonsky) Shypkowski, 77, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 surrounded by family at Sanford Health, Fargo ND.

Tillie was born August 20, 1933 in Stark County, ND to Stanley and Rose (Karsky) Jablonsky. Tillie's parents passed away when she was in her teens and she was left to help raise her younger siblings on the family farm. On November 6, 1951, she was united in marriage to Walter Shypkowski at St. Mary's Catholic Church in South Heart, ND.

Tillie worked as a waitress for over 50 years, before retiring to spend time with her children and grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed needlework, dancing to old time music, reading, and cooking for her family and friends. Her family has many fond memories of large family get togethers. Her children take comfort knowing that she is now in heaven with the Lord and her husband Walt, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2011.

Thankful for having shared her life are her seven children; Gene (Mary Jo) Shypkowski, Ranchos Palos Verde, CA, Darla (Randy) Yarbrough, Bemidji, MN, Charlene (Steve) Reinpold, Hillsboro, ND, Randy Shypkowski, Fargo , ND, Rae Lynn Belmer, Phoenix, AZ, Joleen (Jim) Narum, Ada, MN, and Rick Skypkowski, Fargo, and her four brothers; John (Bobbie) Jablonsky, Inver Grove, MN, Charles (Arleen) Jablonsky, Elk River, MN, Donald (Margie) Jablonsky, Belfield, ND, and Larry (Shirley) Jablonsky, Belfield, ND. She will be missed by all, especially her 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Tillie was preceded in death by her husband Walt, her parents, her sisters Gladys Koolmo and infant Mary, four brothers, Albert, Edward, and infants Raymond and Alfred and granddaughter Kelly Shypkowski.

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