Christiane “Chris” Tillman
Date of Birth
December 24, 1932
Craig, Iowa
Entered into Rest
January 1, 2022
Ashland, Nebraska
Graveside Service

Friday, January 7, 2022 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*Face coverings are required while in attendance.

Visitation Directions

Thursday, January 6, 2022 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska

*Face coverings are required while in attendance.

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

Word of Hope Lutheran Church or American Legion #129

Christiane “Chris” Tillman, 89 of Ashland, NE passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Azria Health in Ashland, NE.  She was born December 24, 1932 in Craig, IA to John and Maria (Gerdes) Groenjes.  She was united in marriage to Ernest “Bud” Tillman on May 21, 1949 in Ashland, NE.  Chris worked as a hairdresser out of her home, as well as, at the Ashland Care Center.

She was a member of Word of Hope Lutheran Church and lifelong member of American Legion #129 Auxiliary.  She enjoyed making bread, Husker football and following Ashland-Greenwood School activities.

Chris is survived by her children, Steven (Becky) Tillman & Teresa (Buddy) Brown; grandchildren, Alecia, Courtney, Neeley & Bailey; sisters, Gertrude & Joanne; brother, Bobby; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Groenjes; husband, Ernest “Bud” Tillman; brothers & sisters.



Condolences for Christiane “Chris” Tillman
  1. Mary Roncka
    • January 7, 2022 - 2 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers to you Steven, Teresa and families in the passing of your Mom. She always had a smile and a very positive lady! Blessings to you and your family. Mary Roncka

  2. Anonymous
    • January 23, 2022 - 1 day ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and Teresa yor mom was a cheerful any wonderful person, my sympathy goes out to you and your immediate families?.,,,,,clif

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