Matilda Van Pietersom, 48


Matilda “Tillie” Van Pietersom (nee Rodriguez), 48, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 16, 1965. She graduated from James Madison High School in Milwaukee and worked as an administrative assistant for Jewish Family Services.

Tillie enjoyed nature and trips up north to their cabin in Ogema. She was a great hunter and loved fishing. Other favorite pastimes included sewing, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. Her daughter was her pride and joy and she attended all of her sporting and other events.

She is survived by her loving husband, Brian; cherished daughter, Megan; beloved parents, Barbara and wonderful stepfather Michael R. Hebert; siblings, Barbara (Donald) Borowski, Angel (Lynn) Rodriguez, Debora (Reinhardt) Toldt, David (Cheryl) Rodriguez, Roseann (John) Sargent, Noel Rodriguez, newfound brother Matthew (Amy) Miskowski; mother-in-law, Maxine VanPietersom; and sister-in-law, Linda (John) Mueller. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tillie is preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann Miskowski, and father-in-law, Russel VanPietersom.

The visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 4-6:45 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. with Deacon Ron Schneider presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the family would be appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Friends of JFS, her Facebook Community, Lawliss Family Hospice, Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Cheng and the team.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.