Matilda E. “Tillie” Simpson Niehaus, 86, Holland

Matilda E. “Tillie” Simpson Niehaus, 86, of Holland, died Tuesday, February 26, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Spencer County October 6, 1932, to Walter Woodrow and Flora (Haaff) Sandage.

Tillie was a homemaker and a member of Augustana United Church of Christ in Holland and the Augustana Women’s Guild, the Holland Young at Hearts, the Holland American Legion Auxiliary, and the Huntingburg VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by five daughters, Linda Parson and husband Rob, Chandler, Vickie Messmer and husband Tom, Stendal, Lisa Matthews and husband Allen and Mon Hagg, all of Huntingburg, and Joyce Kaltenbacher and husband John, Holland; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Simpson in 1989, her second husband, Eldo Niehaus in 2008, one stillborn infant son, Charles Allen Simpson, two brothers, and four sisters.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg.  Memorial contributions can be made to Augustana United Church of Christ or Kindred Hospice. Online condolences can be shared at www.nassandson.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in Garrison Chapel Cemetery near Heilman. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate at the service.

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