Hildegard “Hilda” W.M. Hesterberg, 100, Humboldt, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Hilda was born on 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, Illi., 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 in 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 one niece; four nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; three brothers; and a nephew.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, June 19 at the Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
Memorials in her name may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Humboldt, and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelHumboldt.com