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Bigler, Tilvina (Ellingson) -- 1908 - 1986


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 3/9/2011 at 15:21:40

SOURCE: Waukon, Iowa WAUKON DEMOCRAT, April 3, 1986
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Services for Tilvina Jeanette Bigler, age 78, of rural Decorah, Iowa were held Monday, March 31 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Locust, with the Rev. Gerhard Brase officiating. She died Friday, March 29, 1986. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Locust, with Sensor-French Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Ronald and Dennis Bigler, Rodney Houck, Gordon Ellingson, Lyle Opheim and Rev. Wayne Ellingson. Honorary pallbearers were Bryan, Robert, Mark, Kyle, and Matt Bigler, Daniel Dickman, and Ricky Ellingson.

Tilvina was born January 3, 1908 to Anton and Ida (Hanson) Ellingson in Winneshiek County, Iowa. She attended schools in Pleasant Township. She married Elmer Bigler in 1927 at her home and they farmed in Pleasant Township all their lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Kermit Bigler, and two brothers.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer; 2 daughters, Ethel Ellingson and Ellen Dickman, both of Decorah, Iowa; 5 sons, George Bigler of Waukon, Iowa, Dr. Wilbur Bigler of
West Union, Iowa, Kenneth Bigler, Roger Bigler, and David Bigler, all of Decorah, Iowa; 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ervin Ellingson and Clifford Ellingson, both of Decorah, Iowa; and 4 sisters, Myrtle Bigler and Irene Tilleros, both of Decorah, Iowa, Bernice Byrnes of Arizona, and Helen Bergan of Spencer, Iowa.


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