Mathilda ‘Tillie’ Minto, 78

Published 8:20 am Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mathilda ‘Tillie’
Minto, 78

Mathilda “Tillie” Minto, 78, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Mathilda Hensena Pfiefer was born on Nov. 8, 1938, to Frank E. and Malvina (Madson) Pfiefer in Blooming Prairie. She attended Blooming Prairie schools. On May 18, 1956, Tillie married Carmie Fett. The couple had nine children and raised dairy cows on the family farm. Carmie passed away on April 10, 1986. On December 29, 1989, Tillie married Robert Minto. She worked as a nursing assistant for many years and was a past president and past district president of the VFW Auxiliary Post 1216. Tillie enjoyed being with her family on the family farm where she resided for over 60 years.

Survivors include seven children, Richard (Cindy) Fett of Austin, Kathy (Greg) Nash of Canton, Minnesota, Ronald (Susan) Fett of Stillwater, Minnesota, Kristine Fett (Roger Hildreth) of Brighton, Colorado, Brian (Sara) Fett of Rochester, Minnesota, Kellie (Ben) Pugh of Cape Coral, Florida, and Karie (Dennis) Reimers of Austin; daughter-in-law, Anita Fett of Bruno, Minnesota; four step-children, Robyn (Elias) Flores of Austin, Wayne (Betty) Minto of Dodge Center, Minnesota, Tina Wiersma of Waltham, Minnesota, and Jason (Tashma) Minto of Conway, South Carolina; brother, Roger (Jan) Pfiefer of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Betty Pfeifer of Buffalo. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.

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Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carmie; two sons, Randy and Carmie Jr.; siblings, Melford, Anna, Florence, Margarett, Marvin and Frank; and sons-in-law, Leo Kuisle and Allen Holliday.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in rural Waltham with Pastor Dwight DoBell officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at