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Matilda 'Tillie' M. Fischer
Matilda "Tillie" M. Fischer, 94, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Wheatland Manor. Her funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at St. James Catholic Church in Toronto, with Father Francis Odoom officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland.

Tillie was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Stacyville, to Dominic and Marie Lecluse Caes.

Tillie loved to crochet, and to go mushroom hunting and fishing. She was a good cook and gardener, and was a wonderful, hands-on mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Harold of Wheatland; three children, Don (Shar) Straka of Wheatland, Richard (Rita) Straka of Hampton, Illinois, and Deb (Don) Naughton of Solon; eight grandchildren, Dawn (Todd) Engler, Dave (Susan) Straka, Collin (Amy) Straka, Mechelle (Joe) Janz, Moe (Joe) Wertz, Brenna Choisser, Tom (Teri) Straka, and Brad (Ken) Straka; 14 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Meyer of Dubuque.

Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James; a daughter, Mary Lou; a grandson, Steve; and a granddaughter, Erin.

Please direct online condolences to chapmanfh.com

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