Phylis Jean (Hofschulte) Tillinghast, 72, died Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Pine Haven Rehabilitation Center in Pine Island, MN.
Phylis was born on September 16, 1948 in Rochester, MN to William N. and Christeva (Schwersincki) Hofschulte. Her parents died when Phylis was young. Her aunt and uncle, Henry and Estela Smith, raised her to adulthood. She graduated from Lourdes High School in 1966. She married Joel C. Morales on September 11, 1976 in Chicago, IL and later divorced. She married James R. Tillinghast on May 1, 2000 in Chicago, IL. She lived in Chicago, IL and moved to Mazeppa, MN in 2015. She worked as a manager and baker until 2013.
Phylis loved bingo, casino games and to go to rummage sales.
Phylis is survived by her daughter, Aleshia J. Guzman of Chicago, IL; sisters Kathrine (Dick) Holst of Mazeppa, MN and Diana (Ralph) Grobe of Zumbro Falls, MN.
Phylis is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Antonia M. Morales; husband, James; brother, John; sisters, Susan and Karen; and aunt and uncle, Henry and Estela Smith.
Memorials may be sent to the family.
Celebration of Life will be held from 12-4pm on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Mazeppa Community Center, 278 1st Avenue North, Mazeppa, MN.
Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Phylis may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com