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Alice L. Tillman Aug. 13, 1919 - Feb. 13, 2009

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OLIVIA -- Alice L. Tillman, 89, of Bird Island died Friday at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, followed by a prayer service at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island. Private family burial will be at the Community Cemetery in Lake Lillian.

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She was born Aug. 13, 1919, to Betsy and Elmer Johnson of Lake Lillian. Her early years entailed a stay at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in the Twin Cities. She returned to Lake Lillian and attended public school through the eighth grade.

She married Erwin Tillman on Aug. 15, 1936, in Glencoe. After relocating to a couple of different cities, they moved to Bird Island in 1941. Since then, she had been a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

For the past two years she lived at Park View Village in Olivia.

She is survived by her sister: Gladys Bjork.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996 and siblings.

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