Ottillia ‘Tillie’ Orgas (nee Schmidt)


Feb. 9, 1911 - Oct. 5, 2012



Ottillia “Tillie” Orgas (nee Schmidt) of Waukesha passed peacefully to her eternal home Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, while residing at AngelsGrace Hospice, at the age of 101. Tillie was born in Ross, Poland, on Feb. 9, 1911, a daughter of Edward and Marie Schmidt.


She was the loving wife of Art Orgas for more than 40 years. Tillie was a longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. She enjoyed volunteering at the YWCA for many years and growing roses.


Tillie will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; parents; brothers, Erich and Alexander; and sisters, Frieda Leipski and Gretchen Jensen.


Visitation for Tillie will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Larry Gates will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.


Tillie’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the staff of Linden Grove, Waukesha, and AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc for their care and support of Tillie while she was in their care.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.