Mathilde “Tillie” (Janssen) Brummund
Mathilde “Tillie” Brummund, 88, of Kanawha, died Monday, September 20, 1999 at the Kanawha Community Home.
Tille, was born July 12, 1911, at Cleaves, Iowa, the daughter of Sam and Anna (Hendricks) Janssen. She graduated from Ackley High School in 1928. She was a graduate of Coe College of Cedar Rapids in 1932. She taught in the Kanawha Community Schools.
She was united in marriage to John Brummund on June 1, 1939. They made their home in Kanawha. As a couple they participated in many community activities. They were involved with Youth Activity Day. They were instrumental in establishing the Pony Express Ride in North Central Iowa for Camp Sunnyside. Tillie and her husband coined the phrase, “We ride that crippled children can walk,” dedicated to the memory of their grandson, Bobby Swyter.
She was a member of the Kanawha United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, the PTA and a Band Booster. She belonged to the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Coe College.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara and her husband, Gary Swyter, of San Dimas, California and their children, Elizabeth and her husband, Gary Souza and their children Nicholas, Kelly, and Garrett; and their son Steve Swyter and his wife, Wendy; a daugter, Mary and her husband, Ron De Lorenzo, of Cochran, Georgia and their two daughters, Joy and her husband, David Stanley, and Amy De Lorenzo; a sister, Lillian Thompson, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; a sister-in-law, Mildred Holloway of Kanawha; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John; a grandson, Robert Swyter and a brother, Henry.