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Obituary: Barbara A. Tillema

Oct 28, 2015 05:42PM ● Published by Jim

Barbara A. Tillema

Barbara A. Tillema, 79, of the township of Trenton passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Barbara was born the daughter of Howard and Ora (Richter) Devereaux on November 21, 1935 in Milwaukee.  She was married to Donald G. Tillema on September 11, 1954 in Milwaukee.  She was a dedicated homemaker and also involved with the daily operations of the family business; Dairyland Auto in Randolph.  Barbara enjoyed socializing, especially shopping and joining friends for lunch. 

She is survived by her sons: Dean (Roxane) Tillema of Beaver Dam, Dowe (Veronica) Tillema of Mosinee, Doug (Barb) Tillema of Appleton, Robert (June) Tillema of Randolph, and Scott (Renee) Tillema of Waupun; her siblings: Thomas Devereaux, Susan Hohlweck, and Vincent Devereaux; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald in 1997, her brother, Lawrence and her brother-in-law, Charles Hohlweck.

A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam.  Interment will take place at Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, WI.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral and Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be held at 


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