Hildegard Hesterberg


June 18, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Hildegard “Hilda” W.M. Hesterberg, 100, Humboldt, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.

Hilda was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Hoxie, the daughter of Fred and Clara (Brune) Hesterberg. She moved with her family to Humboldt in 1920.  

In 1943 she moved to Chicago, where she worked as a secretary for the Federal Life Insurance Company for 25 years before her retirement in 1975. After her retirement, she returned to Humboldt.

Hilda was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Humboldt, and the Lutheran Guild. She was a past member of the Lutheran Dorcas Society and the Plaza Senior Citizen Club.

She loved flowers and enjoyed quilting and fancy work.

Hilda is survived by a niece, four nephews, and nine great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, three brother and a nephew.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be left with the funeral home for St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. A message for the family may be left at PenwellGabelHumboldt.com.

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