Dorothy Mae Tilberg was born November 10, 1930, to Ray and Laura (Scholl) Tupper at Wessington Springs, SD. She attended school at Wessington Springs and graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1950. She was employed as a nurse’s aide at Saint Joseph Hospital in Mitchell. On April 15, 1956, she married LeRoy Tilberg in Wessington Springs. They farmed southeast of Mitchell for many years until they retired in 2004, and moved to Mitchell. She has been a resident of Cathedral Squares since 2004. She was a member of the New Home Lutheran Church in Mitchell, the Women of ELCA and the Rosedale Community Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Gloria (Dennis) Gransee of Sanborn, MN, three grandchildren: Salena (Nathan) Shipley, Steele, ND; Garrett Gransee, Fergus Falls, MN; Chelsie Gransee of Sanborn, MN, and one great grandson, Elliot Shipley.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2005, two brothers, William Tupper and Alvin Tupper, and two sisters, Helen Noltensmeier and Nina Horsley.