Wilma Elsie Lucille Titze


January 8, 1920 - April 2, 2017


Wilma Elsie Lucille Titze was born January 8, 1920 to William and Hermina (Batterman) Bertram in rural Douglas County. She grew up in rural Douglas County where she attended Rock Ridge Country School. She married Orville Titze on September 8, 1940 at Flensburg Lutheran Church in rural Dimock. She was a cake baker, cook, farm worker, day care provider, and was known in the region as “The Cake Lady”.

She is survived by her sons: Rodney (Mary) Titze, Mitchell and Lowell (Juanita) Titze, Mitchell; daughters: Charolette Peterson, Mitchell and VaLon (George) Marquardt, Mitchell; eleven grandchildren:  Bryan Titze, Davyd Titze, Carin McManus, Nicole Neugebauer, Merit Gause, Dawn Jackson, April Peterson, Shane Sampson, LeAnn Kayser, James Marquardt and Hayley Marquardt; eight step-grandchildren:  Tony Nunez, Troy Nunez, Nicole Kuzmicic, Michelle Pitti, Brandon Schoepf, Sarah Swenson, Jennifer Mayer and Marcy Rasmussen; twenty-four great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; grandchildren: Jason Titze, Heather Marquardt and Laura Jo Marquardt; and one brother, Ernest Bertram and five sisters: Dorothea Storm, Minnie Lau, Marie Neugebauer, Viola Plamp Wieczorek and Amanda Bertram; daughter-in-law, Sandra Titze and son-in-law, Robert Sampson.




Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, April 7, 2017
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Judy (Backlund) & Don Gohl on April 7, 2017
To the Titze "kids": I was sorry to read that you had lost your mom. Your family, as well as the Backlunds, have been very blessed to have our moms with us for so many years (your mom was 51 weeks younger than ours!!). I know that I got a couple of cakes from your mom--I think for my folks' anniversaries. You will miss her a lot, but keep your many, many memories close and she will live in your hearts forever.
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on April 6, 2017

During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on April 5, 2017
We send our condolences to you Rod & your family in the Death of your Mom, Wilma. I must say the title "Cake Lady" let's me know she was a good n gentle lady, cakes are baked as a way to show "love" for those she shared the cake with. May she now enjoy her heavenly home.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on April 5, 2017
Our sympathy to all of Wilma's family. She was a great lady and always fun to see and visit with whenever we would meet her.
Posted by Ramona & Terry schroeder on April 5, 2017
Our sympaty and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Calyssa Henderson on April 5, 2017
Grandma, you will be missed deeply. But my what a life you lived. I love you so much, thank you for always watching my sisters and I for our parents. I will cherish those memories forever. ❤
Posted by Delbert Hiemstra on April 4, 2017
My deepest sympathy to entire Titze family in your loss.
Posted by Paula Schwartz on April 4, 2017
She will be missed. She was a great storyteller. Love you grandma ritzy.
Posted by April Peterson on April 4, 2017
Love you Grandma......you were an amazing lady, person, mentor and friend. You will be missed greatly by me and my daughters
and anyone who knew you!! Rest In Peace
Posted by Terry and Marilyn Hohn on April 4, 2017
Aunt Wilma will be missed but Im sure she visitng all of her siblings and Uncle Orville And the rest of the familly she and Mom are probley making up for lost time . Will miss her and our deepest sympathy too Charlette,VaLon, Rod And Lowell and their families love to you all.
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on April 3, 2017
Our sincere sympathies to all of Wilma's family
She will be missed by many of her family & friends
...and her cakes!
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on April 3, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, we extend our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Cyndee Yusten Emmons on April 3, 2017
Wilma was like an aunt to me. I just loved her so much. She took care of my 3 boys for years and made every cake we ever needed. She was a beautiful angel on earth.
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