Friday, February 20, 2009

Obituary for Sarah Tilman

The following obituary for Sarah Louise Tilman was published in the MinneapolispSt. Paul Star Tribune Also, please NOTE that the url for the article is included at the end of the obituary. You can cut and paste this to go to the original, which includes a photo as well as other links.
Tilman, Sarah Louise 27, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on February 10, 2009, after the flu. Sarah will be remembered by family, friends and students for her enthusiasm for life and her strong, caring and giving personality. She is deeply missed.

Sarah attended St. Louis Park High School and Carleton College. A gifted student, Sarah was driven to help others. She chose a career in education because she thought that all students should have teachers like those who inspired her. Sarah taught at North High School in Minneapolis, then at Woodrow Wilson Public High School in Washington DC. She earned a Masters in Education from American University. She challenged, inspired and loved her students, and the feeling was mutual. Sarah adored her family, and they her. Sarah will be forever loved by her parents, David and Cathie Tilman; sisters, Lisa (Adam and Aimee Strand) Tilman and Margaret (Per) Nelson; brother, Andrew Tilman; nephew, George Nelson; grandmothers, Lauretta Titman and Bertha Baxter; and her many other relatives and friends.

Funeral 11AM Monday 2/16 at WOODDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4003 Wooddale Ave., St. Louis Park with Visitation 3-7PM Sunday 2/15 at the THOMSON-DOUGHERTY MANSION, 2535 Park Avenue, Minneapolis and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Lakewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations that will be distributed to Sarah's favorite educational institutions.

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