Hildegard “Hilde” E. Ayer, 82
July 23, 1931-Aug. 1, 2013
Hildegard E. Ayer, 82, of St. Cloud (formerly of Sartell) died Aug. 1 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community. Her funeral was held Aug. 8 at Riverside Evangelical Church, Sartell. The Revs. Dan Borgelt and Rick Townsend officiated with burial at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, near Little Falls.
Ayer was born July 23, 1931 in Waite Park to Bert and Anna (Nelson) Gohman. She married Myron Ayer on Nov. 25, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hilde was a homemaker and lived in Sartell most of her life. She was a member of Riverside church where she was a deacon for 10 years and was involved in preparing communion, willing workers and the craft group. Hilde enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking, crafts, bowling and gardening.
Survivors include her husband of St. Cloud; sons and daughters, Norman Ness of Little Falls, Gary (Judy) Ayer of St. Cloud, Dennis (Lek) Ayer of Stafford Va., Deanna (Rick) Petersen of Sartell, Gean (Willie) Wiltgen of St. Joseph, Chuck Ayer of Sartell and Jody Ayer of Rapid City, S.D.; sister, Florence Worden of Dassel; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ayer was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Janice Sabrowsky; and brothers, James, Herbert and Eugene Gohman; sisters, Margaret Bakeman, Ruth Henson, Lorraine Paulus and Leona Gohman and infant grandsons, Michael Petersen and Taylor Ayer.
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Nicholas Goodmanson of Sartell recently earned a doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Pittsburgh (Penn.) School of Medicine.
Alan Atchison of Sartell has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award, a national award program honoring pharmacists who define the future of the industry. In its fourth year, the awards recognize pharmacy leaders across a wide range of practice settings, and this year the program attracted more than 400 entries from 45 states. Nominations are received across 10 award categories, and all entries are reviewed by an independent panel of esteemed judges. Three finalists are selected in each category, and this year 30 pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists will be recognized. Atchison was recognized in the Patient Care Provider of the Year category and is competing against two other pharmacists from Albuquerque, N.M., and Indianapolis, Ind. He works for Walgreen’s Specialty Pharmacy in St. Cloud. These finalists represent a true cross-section of the industry, from large chain retailers, independent pharmacies and specialty pharmacies to military bases, health clinics and educational institutions. This year’s honorees come from 21 states in addition to the U.S. Navy base in Guam. The winner for each category will be announced at the award event on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, concurrent with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo.
Isaac Siekawitch, son of Elizabeth and Larry Siekawitch of Sartell, was recently named with honors to the spring semester dean’s list at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade-point average during the semester of 3.65 (out of 4.0) or higher. Siekawitch is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and history.
Jennifer Miller, daughter of Deb and Bob Miller of Sartell, recently earned her doctorate in physical therapy from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a 2005 graduate of Sartell High School.