In Memory of Mathilda "Tillie" Most

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Monday August 13, 2018
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1048 Campbell St. N.
Prescott WI, 54021


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday August 12, 2018
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1048 Campbell St. N.
Prescott WI, 54021

Visitation - Day of Service

10:00 am
Monday August 13, 2018
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1048 Campbell St. N.
Prescott WI, 54021

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Mathilda Anna Louise Most, known affectionately as “Tillie”, died on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at United Hospital in St. Paul MN. She was 95. Tillie was born April 27, 1923 in Oak Grove Township to parents Adolph J. and Henrietta K. (Bohlken) Hanken. Tillie attended school in Prescott, and graduated with the Class of 1941. She would be united in marriage on March 28, 1948 to Clinton Most. Their union in marriage would be blessed with seven children, and three generations of grandchildren.

Tillie was a farm wife, who loved the farm life. Together with Clint, they ran a dairy farm, raised their family, and opened their doors to family and friends alike. Tillie was a mother to many, and had a heart of gold as well. She served as a Sunday school teacher, a 4-H leader, a 60 yr. member and past President of the Prescott American Legion Auxiliary, a past member of the Prescott Care Center Board of Directors, and a valued volunteer at the V.A. Hospital who logged over 2000 hours of service to others. Above all, Tillie relished in her role as a mom and grandma, and cherished time spent with her family. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Tillie is survived by her children, Jim (Renee) Most, Sue (Jim) Simonet, Mike (Shelly Wilson) Most, Barb (Dennis) Kiel, Mark (Patti) Most, Betty (Randy Baugher) Most, and Matt (Kathy Wochomurka) Most; her grandchildren, Terry, Michelle, Vanessa, Shawn (Brittany), Joshua, Gabriel (Natasha), Patrick (Lynette), Chanda (Jason), Jenni (Ben), Meghan (Matt), Jena (Joshua), Samantha (David), Thia (Joe), Nick (Kelsey), and Sarah (Nick); forty-two great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, George Most; sisters-in-law, Iris Most, Helen Hanken; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Tillie was preceded in death by her husband, Clint; grandchildren, Christopher, Melissa, Peter, and Bailey; her parents; and her siblings Ray, Ralph, Bud, Arvin, Henrietta, and Mary Ann.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services will take place at 11:00am on Monday, August 13th at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1048 Campbell Street N in Prescott, with Pastor Tim Rosenow officiating. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to services, and also from 4:00-7:00pm on Sunday, August 12th, all at the church. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott WI. 715-262-5404

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  • Betty, my heart is sad with yours. I never knew your mom personally (I met her a few times though!) yet I remember how you spoke so wonderfully and lovingly of her. Gracious, you are a shining example of what having a mom like Tillie means. My heart is with yours as you hold your memories close. Hugs.

  • Thank you Susan Martha and Betty for letting me be involved with taking care of ‘Tillie” for the past years,. You both educated me well in the medical field and i am so happy have been able to been included with her,

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep the entire Most family in our hearts and prayers.

  • Peace and love to all of Tillie’s family. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all. May she be among the angels and the saints in heaven..Diane

  • I have too many stories to share on this page of her love from the time I was born! She was my first Mom. My Mom just 17 went to Louisiana with my Dad where he was in training to be shipped out (World War II). One story which made it to the front page of the newspaper was on a cold winter night in front of the farm several people ended up stuck in their cars after driving down a slope and unable to drive UP the other hill due to stick ice. Tillie bundled up – put her boots on walked out to the cars & invited them to come into her home to warm up. There they were given coffee & food until the truck would arrive to sand the hill. Very typical of Tillie! How many people would do that? She was always there for me & during a rough patch between my Mom & I she walked in & said “Now if you two can’t get along, get your things and come live with me* and I did! I felt my cousins were more like brothers & sisters to me. As a little girl she sewed outfits for me and sewed matching outfits for the doll she had given me,. She carried Juicy Fruit gum in her purse & that smell will forever remind me of Tillie. I would go to the farm as a preteen to “help” when the threshing crews came by to help harvest. Tillie was known for the best tasting most plentiful meals for the hardworking farmers
    I would squeeze lemons for lemonade mash tons of potatoes –
    At night we would take baths outside in horse tank sized galvanized tubs that fit 3. When Sue was born they lived in the now Purple tower “Hollister House”. At Christmas they would get the tallest tree & adorn it with ALL blue lights & tinsel only!
    There wasn’t a time in my life when she wasn’t there for me.
    She was the very best person I’ve ever known
    I spent lots of time playing with Jim – building towns for our cars in the sandbox – playing with Lincoln Logs & Tinker Toys & going upstairs at the farm where he had a most awesome electric train set up. He was more like a brother to me than a cousin and all of her children are becoming the best people I know following her example. All of those mornings at the farm – all of those humongous breakfasts (even when my goldfish died and Uncle Clint put it on a plate with catsup & a little triangle of toast! There was love & laughter in that house. I won’t be able to get to the funeral but I feel she is the angel watching over me – forever in my heart.

  • Tillie will be missed by so many. She was an angel put on this earth
    And always had hugs for every greeting.
    Her smile and silliness and love will live in my memories until we
    meet again.
    Hugs to the family and many loved ones.

  • Aunt “Tillie” watched my 3yr old daughter Shannon while her mother was in the Hospital In River Falls giving birth to her younger brother Brian. While staying with Tillie, Shannon was treated to brains and scrambled eggs and never complained. We were all blessed many times with her love and care. I spent many nights at their home working there in the summer and had many good times.