Matilda "Tillie" Ausich
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Petaluma, CA formerly of Woodward
Matilda "Tillie" Ausich was born March 11, 1920, in Dallas County, IA, and raised in Woodward, IA. She passed away on December 8, 2012. Tillie was the daughter of Mary and Anton Ausich, who had emigrated from Slovenia, and was the youngest of five children, Anton "Tony", William "Willie", Amalya "Mollie", and Frank, who died as an infant.
Tillie graduated from Woodward High School in 1937, and worked at the Pentagon in the Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1948 until retirement. Tillie is survived by nine nieces and nephews: William Johnson, James Johnson, Richard Johnson, Kathleen Bockhold, Robert Johnson, Jane Gherardi, Mary Doerder, William Ausich, Margaret Nelson, and their children.
Visitation will be at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Woodward Chapel from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, December 14 with a 6:30 p.m. vigil service. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 15 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger followed by burial at the Woodward Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Woodward-Granger Elementary School Library.
Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 12, 2012