Phone: (906) 786-2142
400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Tillie R. St. John
Date of Death: September, 03 2014

          Tillie R. St. John, 92, Powers, passed away on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 7, 1922 in Gladstone, MI, the daughter of the late John and Clementine (Antonicic) Jardis. On July 27, 1946 she married the late Harvey St. John at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone.
          Tillie worked as an accounting clerk at Graham Trucking  , retiring in 1985 after 17 years there. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish in Spalding and the St. Anne's Society. Tillie also loved spending time with her family, cooking, baking, going to bingo, traveling and Saturday night card party with her friends and family.
          She is survived by three children: Michael (Bonnie) St. John, Kathleen St. John and Steven (Jolain) St. John, a granddaughter: Courtney Pohl and many nieces and nephews.
          Tillie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers: Stanley, John, William, Albert and Emil Jardis, and four sisters: Emma Smith, Dorothy Blanda, Mary Waeghe and Amelia Carlson.
          Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) (CST) on Saturday September 6, 2014 at St. John Neumann Parish in Spalding with the St. Anne's Society rosary at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 (noon) on Saturday at the church with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating. Burial will follow Mass in the Spalding Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the church parish hall.
          The Allo Coolman funeral Homes are assisting the St. John family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "I am so very sorry for you loss. You can take comfort in knowing that your mother had touched so many people. May God watch over all of you."
    -Lorri Melchoir

  • "Chloe the cockapoo is crazy about the beach too and like Kaysea she simlpy doesn't understand why a few people are making things such a mess. It's sad that a small handful of people seem unconcerned that they will forever alter the sense of community at GRB simlpy because they want to exercise property rights that would prevent others from enjoying all that the beach has offered for generations. When you look at the names of those suing the town, even sadder to realize that they chose to jeopardize their friendships of many years in exchange for power and control over the beach."

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