Saturday, September 9th, 2006
St. Peter native Anna Matilda "Tillie" Tisdale, 85, of Sacramento, Calif., died at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 5, 2006, at Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento.
She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in St. Peter, to Chris and Agnes Gaerke Knoth. Her husband of 43 years, Vernon Tisdale, survives in Sacramento.
Also surviving are a son, Michael (Anne), Sacramento; two sisters, Anna Marie Steinbrunner, St. Joe, and Christine Bernard, Venice, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Kanoth, Coldwater; and two granddaughters.
Deceased are three brothers, John, Ed and Henry Knoth; and two sisters, Loretta Braun and Alvina Laux.
She was employed by Sutter Hospitals as a nurse supervisor for 24 years, and retired in Dec. 1984. She previously worked for Dr. Benning, Fort Recovery, and was a surgery nurse at the former Gibbons Hospital, Celina. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a lieutenant in the Korean War and World War II. She attended school at St. Peter and Fort Recovery and was a member of the Arden Park Garden Club, Sacramento.
Funeral Mass is 9 a.m. today at St. Stephen The First Martyr Catholic Church, Sacramento. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Sacramento.
Calling was Sept. 8 with the rosary following at Lombard & Company Funeral Directors, Sacramento. A flag is being flown in her memory at the West Ohio Healing Field this weekend.