Order Flowers

Tillie Shypkowski

August 20, 1933 - July 22, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 26 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 26 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Mass of Christian Burial: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Tillie Shypkowski

August 20, 1933 - July 22, 2011


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.


Comments are not displayed until approved by a member of our staff.

0 responses to “Tillie Shypkowski”

  1. arlene gieser says:

    glendive mtI am so sorry for the loss of both your parents so close together. I remember tilli so well. I remember both of your parrents. Tillie worked with my mother is some of the restaurants in town. We were always the spoiled gieser kids. I remember one time at the np beany, we went to see mom and tillie an some of the others took bryan and I (arlene) into the kitchen. I had fresh french fries( i would not eat them unless they were fresh) and bryan would have a big an i mean a big bowl of ice cream, but your mother would warm it up for him first to take the chill off. He still eats his ice cream that way to this day, and me with my fries as well. She was a wonderful woman. Your parents made a wonderful pain. Whenever your parents and my parents got together it was like a gab fest but the laughs were plenty. They will both be greatly missed. God Bless to all of you and when you come through glendive look us up i am in the book.

    Rest in Peace Tillie and Walt.

  2. Mashal & Gordon (shelly) Bonnet Knoll says:

    Glendive MontanaI am so sorry to hear about your mom & dad passing. My heart goes out to your whole family, can’t imagine losing both so close together. The Lord must have known they couldn’t live without each other. They were a perfect match from day one.
    I was just talking to my sister Bonnie the other night as we so like to remember the old days, how your dad use to play music and your mom use to make such great milk shakes for us at the Beanery. They will both be so deeply missed. My heart goes out to you all. Love and Prayers. Shelly Bonnet

  3. Mary says:

    Fargo ND
    7I was a waaitress at the Moose Lodge
    In Fargo ND
    . a long time ago. Their
    was a band that played there by the
    name of the Ro yal Meledies. What a
    Crowd we got. Tillie was there when they played. I have fond memories of
    those days. Tilline always say Mary
    doesnt Walt play a mean guitar. Yes Til’
    He does. The Band member were just
    as nice. Just know Walt and Til were
    kool in there own right and together
    again. Maybe the guys are playing for
    the Angels. Who knows??.
    Much Love Mary

  4. Toni Dinardi Goroski says:

    Rae Lynn,
    I am not sure if you remember me, but I have always thought about you. I am so sorry to here of your mothers passing. My mother just passed away in March. My prayers are with you and your families. Take care. I left my email address if you’d like to talk.

  5. Dean and Karen Miller says:

    Detroit Lakes MnJolene, Jim, and family,
    We are so sorry for the very difficult time you have been dealing with the last few weeks. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Remember your loved ones are always with you.
    Dean and Karen Miller

  6. Ken and Lynn Brown says:

    Moorhead MN
    Jo, Jim, and family: Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things we have to do, but to lose both in two weeks is almost unbearable. Rely on family and friends to help you through this challenging time, and rest assured that Walt and Tillie are together again, and in the protective arms of God the Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ken and Lynn Brown

  7. Marlene Gehnert says:

    Arnegard North Dakota
    Darla & family, I was so shocked and saddened by the passing of your mom. My heart goes out to all of you. To have both your parents to pass in one month, I can’t even imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Our heavenly father is holding both of them in the palm of his hands.

  8. Pam (Cannizzaro) Monson says:

    Moorhead MN
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rick! Heaven just got nicer knowing your parents are there.

  9. Carol Jablonsky says:

    Belfield ND
    Sorry I”m unable to be at Tillie’s funeral. But know that both Tillie and Walt are in my prayers as well as the rest of their family.

    Carol Jablonsky

  10. Helen and Jerome Barth says:

    Bozeman MontanaCondolences to the children of Walt and Tillie Shypkowski.
    Jerome and Helen Barth

  11. Rocky A. Jablonsky says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this saddened time. Please know that we are just a phone call away should you need us for anything. May you cherish all the loving memories. Uncle Walt & Aunt Tillie are now hand in hand in Heaven.

    God Bless,
    Rocky, Irene & Daughters

  12. Shelly Peterson says:

    Fargo ND
    Rick, I am so sorry for your loss, but I want you to know that I am here for you if you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact me 701-793-2442. It’s hard to lose one parent let alone two in such a short period of time, and I can only imagine the grief you are experiencing right now, so my prayers are with you and your children, and again if you need anything, even just to talk, call me.

    Shelly Peterson

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *