Louise Hillmer, 92Louise Helen Hillmer, 92, passed away December 4, 2011 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Louise Helen Hillmer, 92, passed away December 4, 2011 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
Louise was born February 8, 1919 to Wenzel and Kate (Trisko) Adensam. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school in both Belle River Township and later in Leslie Township, Todd County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Nicholas parish where she remained a lifelong member.
On May 6, 1941 she was married at St. Nicholas to Carl Hillmer. They moved to Carlos where Carl was the village blacksmith for many years. Along with being a housewife and raising the children, she enjoyed getting out and cleaning lake cabins on Lake Carlos, Darling and L’Homme Dieu. She also cleaned the bank in Carlos for many years. She loved her family and her many friends. She was always on the go. Her favorite pastimes were visiting with friends, gardening, fishing, bingo and playing the piano. In her younger years she also played the accordion.
Louise is survived by her son, Donald of Alexandria; daughter, Pat Koep of Oakdale; and son Dennis and wife Deb of Carlos. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; and brothers Wencle, Lawrence, and Nicholas; sisters, Christine Wodicka and Mary Barten.
A Mass of Resurrection was held for Louise on Saturday, December 10 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River with Fr. Dave Petron officiating. Music was provided by Maryln Lehmkuhl and the Belles of St. Nicholas. Interment will be at the church cemetery with pallbearers being her grandchildren, Matt, Jed, Nathan, Linsey Hillmer, Amy Fink and Donny Koep. Honorary pallbearer is Julie Watkins, granddaughter, of Mississippi.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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