AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Sadie Tilberg, of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 103 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora with Pastor Mike Rue officiating.
VISITATION will be on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home as well as one hour prior to the service on Friday.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Sadie C. Tilberg, of Ogilvie, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 103 years old.
Sadie Cecelia Carlson was born February 24, 1914 to Oscar and Cora (Snare) Carlson in Swift County in Southwestern Minnesota. Sadie was the second of five children, and the only girl. She was raised on the family farm, and attended country school outside of Kerkhoven, MN. Sadie also grew up attending the Evangelical Free Church in Kerkhoven.
After graduating from high school, Sadie moved to the Twin Cities where she worked as a housekeeper for some wealthy families. This is where she learned a great deal about etiquette and ‘setting a pretty table’. Sadie always enjoyed entertaining family and friends, and going to gatherings with loved ones.
Eventually travels brought Sadie to Northern Minnesota where she met Ernest Tilberg. They were united in marriage on October 7, 1933. Soon after they wed, Sadie and Ernie moved to Willmar, MN. There Ernie worked in auto body repair, and Sadie worked preparing meals at the hospital.
Sadie and Ernie continued to live in Willmar for a short time after he returned from the service, but before long they moved to Duluth. The couple lived in Duluth for 12-15 years. Sadie remembers those years with great fondness. “..Those were the best days of my life. We had a nice home there, had good friends, and took in all the outdoor activities.” Sadie worked in a clothing factory in Duluth. It was also in Duluth where Sadie and Ernie adopted their son, Patrick (born May 28, 1941) at age 4. The family spent many weekends fishing and entertaining at their cabin on Boulder Lake, north of Duluth.
The family then moved to St. Louis Park, MN. Sadie once again was able to get a job sewing. This time she was sewing brims onto ball caps, a job she really enjoyed. After some years in St. Louis Park, Sadie and Ernie moved to a small hobby farm north of Ogilvie, MN, where Sadie lived until moving in the St. Clare’s nursing home in June of 2017.
While living on the farm, Sadie worked at EPC in Mora. The family also made many more life-time friendships in the area. Sadie and Ernie had the privilege of watching their three grandchildren, Todd, Jodie and Trevis, grow up nearby. Over time, Sadie was also able to enjoy the addition of 9 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and 8 step great-great grandchildren to her family.
Sadie enjoyed attending Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora, attending luncheons, driving to Albertville to visit her sister-in-law, Arlene, and shopping at Dress Barn. She also loved flowers, keeping house, and cooking for others. Sadie found the most joy in life just being around and visiting with people. “I’ve always had an open door. We made friends who came to be like family.”
Sadie was grateful for being able to live in her own home until the age of 103 with by her great grandson, Christopher Tilberg, and his family (wife, Sara, and daughters Hanna and Haley).
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ernest; son Patrick; brothers, Leslie Carlson, Mahlon Carlson, Kenneth Carlson and Raymond Carlson.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Todd (Mary) of Garretson, SD; Jodie Billstrom of Mora; Trevis (Debra) of Jordan; 9 great grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and 8 step great-great grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.