Obituary Lenora D. Hilsgen, 95, St. Joseph

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Lenora D. Hilsgen, 95
St. Joseph
Jan. 28, 1919 – Jan. 11, 2015

Lenora D. Hilsgen, 95, of St. Joseph, formerly of St. Cloud, died Jan. 11 at Arlington Place, St. Joseph. Her funeral was held Jan. 15 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The Rev. Thomas Knoblach officiated. Burial was in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Hilsgen was born on Jan. 28, 1919 in St. Joseph to Michael and Mary (Himsl) Zimmer. She married Christ “Chris” Hilsgen on June 29, 1946 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. She worked as a dietary aide at the St. Cloud Hospital for many years. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and Christian Women.

Hilsgen loved baking, gardening, puzzles and playing cards. She especially treasured all the time spent with her family.

Survivors include her children, Audrey (Hiltner) Schroeder (Rick) of St. Joseph, Clifford (Cori) of Avon, and Mary Theisen (Dave) and Mark (Lisa), all of St. Joseph; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Hilsgen of Woodbury; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Esther Zimmer of Prior Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris; son, Michael; son-in-law, Rich Hiltner; one grandson, John Michael Hilsgen; and 10 brothers and sisters.

A special thank-you to the staff at Arlington Place for all the care given to Lenora during her stay.

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