Tilli Ivanovich Obituary

Tilli  Ivanovich
Tilli Ivanovich
Tilli Ivanovich

July 13, 1923 - March 1, 2012
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Matilda "Tilli" Ivanovich, 88, passed from this life on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Bright Kavanagh Hospice in Des Moines. The family will greet friends 3-7:00 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. (Van Meter exit off I-80)

Tilli was born July 13, 1923 to parents Vincent and Philomena Sassone-Fusaro. She was the youngest of eight children. She was a graduate of North High School. Tilli met her husband "Nooks" at his sister's wedding reception and immediately fell in love. This turned out to be a long distance love affair. They were married September 11, 1943 in Maryland where Nooks was stationed in WWII. He went to war, Tilli went home. Their love lasted 67 ½ years. Nooks preceded her in death, but her love for him continued until the day she passed away. Nooks and Tilli were a part of the "Friendship Force" and represented Des Moines in their travels around the world. Through thick and thin they were always side by side.

Tilli was a volunteer for the Democratic Party and donated much of her time during the campaign years. She retired from the Meredith Corp. in 1976. Tilli loved doing arts and crafts and shared them with many charities, family and friends.

Although they never had children of their own, they were never alone, they were fun to be around.

Tilli was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nooks; siblings: Joseph Fusaro, Malena Formaro, Rose Stilwell, Sue Essy, Genevieve Arland, Patrick Fusaro and Frank Fusaro. She leaves behind many, many, nieces and nephews who loved her, and will miss her charm, quick wit and contagious smile.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Graveside Service
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, March 8, 2012
11:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, March 8, 2012