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Otillia ‘Tillie’ Grad

Jan. 31, 1918-Oct. 31, 2012

November 2, 2012
Minot Daily News

Otillia "Tillie" Grad, 94, of Harvey, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home of Harvey. Funeral services will be held at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Harvey on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.

Visitation will be held at the Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey today, Nov. 2, from 2 to 7 p.m. Prayer services will be held at the Hertz Funeral Home today at 7 p.m.

Burial will be held at the St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery of Harvey.

Tillie was born Jan. 31, 1918, near Fillmore. She was the daughter of Frank and Notiburga (Heinrich) Volk. Tillie grew up and attended rural school near Fillmore. As a young woman she worked as a housekeeper for various families.

She married Philip J. Grad on Oct. 30, 1944, at Selz. They lived and farmed near Balta. In 1951 they moved to a farm south of Martin. In September 2002, they moved into Harvey. Philip died on Aug. 29, 2006.

Tillie was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Harvey and its Altar Society. Her hobbies were sewing, reading, playing cards and dancing the polka.

Tillie is survived by: one daughter, Bonnie (Kenneth) Muscha, of Harvey; son, Gordon Grad, of Martin; three grandchildren, Dorian Grad, Darin Grad, and Gabriel Grad; and five great-grandchildren.

Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip; daughter, Cynthia; brothers, Jacob, Martin, Theodore and Mathias; and sisters, Theresa Burgard, Regina Grad and Philomena Vetter.



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