Evangeline B. “Eva” Tieman

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 15, 1931
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Age:
89 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday June 01, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Wednesday June 02, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Celebration of Life

Date: Wednesday June 02, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 15, 1931
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Age:
89 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 15, 1931
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Age:
89 years old

Evangeline B. “Eva” Tieman

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, Evangeline Bernice Minnie, Smith-Tieman (Eva), passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021. She peacefully passed away surrounded by her children. She was truly loved and will be missed by many!

A life of love and legacy began with the birth of Eva on October 15, 1931, in Deronda, WI (located near Lincoln, WI). She was the eighth of nine children born to Frank Robert Smith (Schmidt) and Nellie Dale Smith (Miller). She grew up in Morristown, MN and graduated from Morristown High School in 1949. During her high school years she worked at the local cafe where she waited on Earl B. Tieman who would become her future husband. Following high school, Eva moved to Rochester MN and worked as a Nurses Aide at St. Mary’s Hospital.

She went on to marry Earl on March 28, 1950, at Morristown Baptist Church, followed by a second Celebration of Marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, MN. They made their home in Rochester, Minnesota. Eva was a longtime member of St Francis Catholic Church and was an active member of St Judes Rosary Society. While continuing to raise a family she was also involved with the Minnesota Twins Club (now MN Mother’s of Multiples), and the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC).

Eva most enjoyed being a mother and homemaker.  She loved talking about her 15 children.  She loved cooking and collecting recipes, sewing, reading, writing, playing both cards and scrabble or putting together a challenging puzzle. She especially loved baking! Her giving nature, supplied many with cloverleaf buns, pies or cinnamon rolls! She was a good friend to all! When her children were grown and off to school, the house was simply too quiet. Her remedy was to start doing home daycare which continued for almost 20 years!

Eva was married for 50 years to Earl, until his death in 2001. She is survived by 13 children – four, sons: Joseph Tieman (Wendy) of Asheville NC, Daniel Tieman (Da), Andrew Tieman (Amphone), and Paul Tieman, all of Rochester.  She is also survived by nine daughters: Dawn Hardtke of Littleton CO, Pamela Nelson (Bill) of Rochester, Jill Tieman of Asheville NC, Joy Bailey (Ross) of Rochester, Sandra Tieman (Charlie) of Castle Rock, CO, Teresa Hanson (Peter) of St Paul, MN, Wendy Peavler (Robert) of Cary, NC, Amy Tieman of Rochester. and Brenda Tieman (Lance) of Rochester.  She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Earl (2001), two sons, Richard E. Tieman (2016) and Allen A. Tieman (Judy) in 2012, three brothers, Frank Jr., Gordon and Louis, and three sisters Pearl, Alyce, and Nellie.

Eva is also survived by her sisters, Lois Meschke of Northfield, MN, and Jeanette Kuball (Harold) of Morristown, MN. Surviving sisters-in-laws, Rose Smith of Wenatchee, WA, Thelma Smith of Paris, CA, Marilyn Smith of Faribault, MN and Carol Anderson, of Melrose, MN.

There will be visitation on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Macken Funeral Home/River Park Chapel 1105 12th St. SE, Rochester, MN and one hour before the funeral mass. The funeral mass and Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June, 2, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1114 3rd St. SE, Rochester, MN with Father Jim Berning officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery. A luncheon will be served following services at the Eagles, 917 15th Ave SE.

A huge thank you to Eva’s  family of caregivers allowing her to stay in her home! Additional thanks and gratitude are extended to Mayo Clinic Doctors, Nurses and staff for mom’s care over the years! We would especially like to thank Seasons Hospice House for exceptional care during her final weeks!   It has been a team effort all along! Memorials may be made in Eva’s honor to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or Ability Building Community (ABC).

Thank you Mom for your life, love and legacy!

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I am a friend of her daughter Brenda (and a former neighbor of daughter Wendy).  I had the honor of taking photos at Mrs Tieman's 80th birthday party with Brenda's partner Lance.  Mrs. Tieman was a warm and loving spirit, and always seemed to have a smile on her face.  I remember the way she hugged others - and was hugged - at that party.  There was so much love.  I wish I had known her better. 


Sending love and condolences to everyone in her family. 


 


Kris Westrum


Moab, Utah


 

I ALWAYS LOVED YOUR MOM, SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND WAS SO VERY NICE TO ME! SHE WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON, WITH A LOT OF LOVE FOR EVERYONE, DIDN'T MATTER WHO YOU WERE! SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY, GOD BLESS HER! MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL, TAKE CARE!


 

I was one of her caregivers. Prayers and consolations to the Tieman family. 


Blessings to you all.

So sorry for the loss of Eva,your mom always had a beautiful smile and  a joy to talk to 

We have been neighbors of Eva's for 53 years.  We will always remember her when we pass the corner where she & her family lived all those years.  It will always be the Tieman house to us.  Our blessings go out to her family.  God's blessings,  Stan & Betty Johnson

I am one of the “many that will miss” and who is richer for having spent time in her kitchen.   She was “mom” to more than the children that she brought into the world.  Her heart and love had room for many, many more souls.  Go to God in peace, Mother Eva.

Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.

Eva was always on the go with a loving purpose. Her contagious organizational, discipline and religious demeanor was simply outstanding. She was the only one who could put a bandaid on me or my brother, Val.


Eva was the true and kindly matriarch of Sixteenth Avenue Northeast.

Heartfelt thoughts go out to the Tieman family in this moment of pain.  Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.  - MDOC South Bank Crew (Tim Henderson, Nick White, Karen Chambers, Ben Bentley, & Ayan Omar)

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Eva. Our family sends out our prayers to all the family in this hard time. My best memories of my dad and Aunt Eva was the way they would joke and tease with each other and how much they loved to laugh. Eva left us with beautiful memories that will forever be in our hearts. 


               All Our Love Thelma,  Tammy and Family. 


                

Truly a life well-lived! I remember your mom from so many years ago, at St Francis. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

I went to Church with all the Tieman's


The Family were the sweetest ever! 

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Tieman Family, So very Sorry for your loss!


Cousin Sam