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Tilla L. Schmudlach

Published On: Oct 23 2013 07:20:41 AM CDT

STOUGHTON--Tilla Luella Schmudlach, age 95, passed away peacefully, on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Stoughton Hospital.

She was born in Stoughton on January 26, 1918 to Ole and Malina (Midthun) Hauge.  She was united in marriage to Paul Schmudlach on September 14, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1979.

Tilla was a lifelong resident of Stoughton, a member of Covenant Lutheran Church and Sons of Norway. She enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre; playing bingo, gaming during an occasional casino trip, and cooking. She also was an avid Brewers fan and mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Tilla is survived by two sons and a daughter, Roger (Sharon), Dennis both of Stoughton, and Peggy (Denny) Meyer of Belleville; grandchildren: Tammy (Rich) Smithback, Jennifer Schmudlach, Keri Heitke, DJ Meyer and Paul (fiancée Cortney) Meyer; great-grandchildren, Austin, Arin, and Emma Smithback; brother, George Hauge of Deerfield; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant child, Patricia; brothers, Melvin, Oscar, John, Selmer, and Lloyd; and sisters, Anna, Olga and Josie.

A special thank you to the Stoughton Hospital for their outstanding care and support and to the staff of Skaalen Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 Van Buren St., Stoughton on Friday, October 25, 2013 with Reverend Mark Petersen officiating. A visitation will be held Thursday evening at Cress Funeral Home, Stoughton, from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Friday one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Stoughton American Legion Post 59, 803 N. Page St.

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