Obituary: Mathilda Tebon

June 2, 1916 – April 23, 2019 

Mathilda Tebon, 102, died peacefully at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born in Brussels to the late William and Mary (Jauquet) Vandertie. On Oct. 23, 1934, she married Jule Tebon, who died on Dec. 4, 2003.

Jule and Mathilda lived in Little Sturgeon for the first 20 years of their marriage and then moved to Neenah, where Tillie worked for 30-plus years until her retirement from St. Gabriel’s Catholic School as the head cook.  For the last nine years, she has resided at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. 

Tillie loved to play cards and especially loved to cook for her family. For many years, Jule and Mathilda had a cottage at Dave’s Falls in Amberg, where the family always went for deer-hunting season. They also had a cottage in Little Sturgeon where they were able to stay close to family and friends.

Survivors include eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and friend, Char Hett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, Donald (Gloria), Dale and Baby Roy; two sisters, Rose (Bill) Giese and Louisa (John) Dachelet; six brothers, William Jr., Gabe (Lena), Alfred (Liz), Harris (Laura), Harvey, and Harold (Laverne); three sisters-in-law, Vernil (Ed) Balza, Alice (Bill) Routhioux, and Virginia (Harold) Polecheck.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12 pm on Friday, May 10, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, with Sue Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Stevenson Cemetery in Little Sturgeon. Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of the service at the funeral home on Friday.

A special thanks to Dr. Maes and the nurses and staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services for the excellent care and love she received.

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