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January 15, 1944 – Thursday, January 27, 2011

Service Information
Historic Church of St. Michael in St. Mi
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Reta Ann Tidblom, age 67, of Greenfield, died Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 15, 1944 the daughter of George & Vivian Knudsen. She graduated from Beresford High School in Beresford, South Dakota in 1962. Reta later attended cosmetology school in Sioux Falls. On March 26, 1966, Reta Knudsen & Gary Tidblom were joined in holy marriage in Beresford. God blessed their marriage with two children. She was formerly employed at General Mills. Reta had a beautiful smile and a pleasant personality. She also had a strong faith and belonged to The Church of St. Michael. Reta enjoyed gardening, flowers and birds. Survived by loving husband: Gary V. Tidblom; loving daughter: Stephanie M. Tidblom of Otsego; sisters & brothers: Helen Kowalski of Canton, Ohio, Tom (Judy) Knudsen of Sandusky, Ohio, Mary (David) Swanson of Spink, South Dakota, Paul (Connie) Knudsen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by a son: Carey M. Tidblom and by her parents. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 1st at The Historic Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday, January 31st from 4-8 P.M. Rosary recited at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation one hour prior to Mass on Tuesday at The Historic Church.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Helen Kowalski

    Dear Gary and Steph,
    I wish with all my heart I could be there with you, but can’t, so I am sending the biggest hug I can to let you know I love you both so much, as I did Reta. God be with you. My prayers and thoughts are.
    Big Hug,
    Aunt Helen

  2. Marilyn Putnam Van Vleet

    I will miss our talks and treasure our friendship and being her cousin. May God be with all of you and bring you comfort knowing how much she was loved.

  3. Rita McGill Vondracek

    I am writing on behalf of my mother, Dolores McGill, who lives at Bethesda Nursing Home in our hometown. Reta Ann and her family were good neighbors to us in Beresford, South Dakota, and we wish to share our condolences.

    The World is Not Conclusion,
    A Species stands Beyond,
    Invisible as Music,
    And Positive as Sound
    –by Emily Dickinson

  4. Mrs. Sandra Stine

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in your hour of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially Helen who is my best friend. I pray the Holy Spirit will overshadow each of you and bring peace and comfort to your soul’s. Always remember, you will be with Reta again someday.


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