TARNASKY Mathilda Grenz 2009
The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Mathilda “Tillie” Tarnasky, 87,
Bismarck, died February 28, 2009, at her home.
Funeral Services will be held on
Wednesday at 11:30 AM at First Baptist Church in Bismarck with
Rev. Dr. Stephen Wisthoff officiating. Burial will be held at
2:00 PM at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from
4:00 – 9:00 PM at Eastgate Funeral Service in Bismarck where a
prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM.
Mathilda was born on November 27,
1921, eight miles northwest of Gackle, ND, in McIntosh County,
to John and Caroline (Herman) Grenz. She was raised and attended
school near Gackle and helped with the family farming until her
marriage to Marvin L. Tarnasky on October 26, 1947. They moved
to Jamestown, ND, in 1948 and then to Bismarck in April of 1956.
She provided child care for two local families.
Tillie was a member of First
Baptist Church and the VFW in Bismarck. She enjoyed crocheting
and quilting in her younger years and also liked growing flowers
and working in her garden.
Tillie was dearly loved and will
be deeply missed by her husband, Marvin of Bismarck; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Maggie Grenz and Marvin
and Leah Grenz, all of Gackle; one sister and brother-in-law,
Geraldine and Walter Sells of Oregon; and many nieces, nephews,
and good friends.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Burt and Julia
Grenz and Gust and Dorothy Grenz; and one sister and
brother-in-law, Malida and Robert Weixel.
Marvin Tarnasky Orbituary
Tarnasky, 90, Bismarck, died Dec. 16, 2018, at Sanford
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 21 at First Baptist Church, 306 E. Divide
Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the church.
Burial is at 1 p.m. Friday at
the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Marvin Leo Tarnasky was born
March 19, 1928 at Lehr, the son of Michael and Mathilda
(Kramlich) Tarnasky. He was raised and educated at Lehr
and later moved to Streeter, to help area residents with
their farming. Marvin married Mathilda Grenz Oct. 26,
1947, near Gackle. The couple moved to Jamestown in 1948,
where Marvin worked in construction and was employed with
Midwest Motors and M & H Gas Station. He was inducted into
the Army Jan. 10, 1952. Marvin received his basic training
at Ft. Lee, Va., and then was sent to Germany for 18
months as a supply handler. He was honorably discharged
Dec. 15, 1953. Marvin and Tillie moved to Bismarck in
1956, where he was employed as a landscaper for Ray’s Lawn
Service for 16 years and worked for Kinnischtzke Nursey.
He worked in the forestry division for the city of
Bismarck from 1975 to 1990. Following retirement, Marvin
was a self-employed lawn care provider.
was a member of First Baptist Church, VFW, and AMVETS. Two
years ago, he was able to participate in the Honor Flight
to Washington, D.C. Marvin enjoyed bowling, horseshoe
pitching, and playing pool. He especially loved time in
the garden, growing flowers and doing his yardwork. In
2009, Marvin was inducted into the North Dakota Horseshoe
Hall of Fame and was a member of the North Dakota
Horseshoe Pitcher’s Association.
will be deeply missed by his two brothers and one
sister-in-law, Reuben Tarnasky and Elmer (Adeline)
Tarnasky, all of Fargo; his sister, Idella Tarnasky,
Wishek; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Marvin was preceded in death by
his wife, Mathilda, who died Feb. 28, 2009; his brother,
Walter; and his sister, Esther.