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Roberta A. Tichler

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Roberta A. Tichler

FULTON – Roberta Ann Tichler, 76, of Fulton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, after a battle with cancer. She was a homemaker.

Roberta was born July 24, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Jake C. and Florence (Wiebenga) Balk. She married Warren R. Tichler on Feb. 17, 1956. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Gail (Steve) Moeller of Clinton, Iowa, Patty (Keith) Hughes of Mount Carroll, and Jane (Barry) Houzenga of Morrison; two sons, Scott Tichler of Homewood and Rich Tichler of Mount Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one sister, Bonnie Simon, and one brother, Ken (Audrey) Balk, both of Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Calvin Balk in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, and a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Fulton Township Cemetery, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care at the church, officiating.

Memorials have been established to the Ebenezer Church Library and Susan G. Komen For the Cure 

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