Mathilda “Tillie” (Haag) McCarty, age 100, residing at Medcenter One Living Center, Mandan, died on March 23, 2012.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mandan, with Reverend Shane Campbell celebrating. Interment will be at Mandan Union Cemetery next to her first husband, Peter Haag.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Parish Rosary/Vigil at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Mathilda was born in St. Anthony, North Dakota on September 18, 1911 to Wendeline and Elizabeth (Keller) Beehler. She attended schools in St. Anthony and Mandan. Tillie married Peter Haag on April 30, 1930. She worked as a presser/finisher for Toman Cleaners in Mandan for over 27 years. Peter died in 1964. In 1975 Tillie married Mac McCarty in South Carolina. She was a lifelong member of both the Eagles Auxiliary and the benevolent St. Mary’s Verein of St. Anthony. Tillie’s favorite hobbies were sewing and quilt making. She made countless beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren until her arthritis prevented her from continuing. She loved to socialize with friends and family and she loved to dance. In later life she became an avid fisherwoman.
Tillie is survived by two sons, Ronald (LaVerne) Haag of Mandan and Robert (Renee) Haag of Le Center, Minnesota and two daughters, Ruby Morrell of Mandan and Janice Poole of Wagener, South Carolina. Tillie was very proud of and cherished her large family of eight children, 20 grandchildren, and many more great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Peter Haag and Gaylord “Mac” McCarty; two sons, Arthur and Raymond; two daughters, infant Julie Ann and Elizabeth “Bettie” Deichert; and brothers and sisters, Whilamina “Minnie”, Rose, Jacob, John, and Elizabeth.