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Femie Till

1929 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Femie Till Obituary
Till, Femie 04/17/1929 ~ 09/14/2013 SANTEE -- Born in 1929 in Troop, West Prussia, Euphemia Maria Brause married Joe Till on August 24, 1957. She is survived by her children Suzanne, Mike, Karen, John and Joe; her grandchildren Mark, Jake, Lexi, Kristin, John, and Nicholas; and her sister Dora. Born to Johann Brause and Leokadia Wardowski, Femie became a war refugee in 1945 and lived in Germany until 1956. She worked as a dental surgeon's assistant at the U.S. Air Force 100th Support Wing in Wiesbaden and in Harrisburg, PA, emigrating via Catholic War Relief Services. In 1957, she met Joe, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, at Sunday mass. Femie was a nurturing friend, mother and grandmother. She strongly believed in education and dedicated her life to helping others. She actively supported local and cross-border Catholic charity projects to eradicate poverty. Her curiosity of the world; love of language, music, and nature; and her laughter were gifts shared with friends and family. Services will be held on September 20, at 9am, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 9825 Pino Drive, Lakeside, CA. Interment following at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA, at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, please take time to love someone and help someone in need in Femie's memory, by donating to the Catholic Charities Refugee Program, Diocese of San Diego, 349 Cedar St., SD, CA 92101.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Sept. 18, 2013
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