Otilda Tillie Larkin
August 29, 1908 ~ June 24, 2008
Otilda Tillie (Moravetz) Larkin, Age 99 a longtime resident of New Hampton, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at New Hampton Care Center. Otilda Larkin was born on August 29, 1908 to Joseph J. and Caroline (Svestka) Moravetz in Protivin, IA, the youngest daughter of seven children. Tillie attended Rudolphinum School then worked as a housekeeper in Cresco until she married Ernest Bob Larkin on November 27, 1934. Bob and Tillie moved to Long Beach, California during World War II where he was a welder in the shipyards and she worked in a wartime factory. They returned to New Hampton in 1946. Tillie enjoyed her flower gardens, collecting antiques and traveling the United States to visit children and grandchildren in the many places they lived. She was a 50-year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Tillie was preceded in death in 2001 by Bob, her husband of 67 years; and son, Dr. Ernie Larkin, in December 2006. She is survived by her daughter Norma (Ralph) Hartsock of Green Valley, Arizona; grandchildren Chris (Linda) Hartsock, Susan Hartsock (Greg) Dean, Ward Hartsock, Lynnette Larkin McNully, Lance Larkin and Lisa Larkin (Jeff) Melton; one brother Roman Moravetz of Protivin; seven great-grandchildren; and a very special nephew Linus (Linda) Voves. Memorials: Memorials in Tillies name may be made to Carnegie Cultural Center, 7 North Water, New Hampton, IA 50659 Visitation: Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at St. Joseph Gathering Center on Saturday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at Holy Family Parish, St. Josephs Center, in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant.