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Elaine R. Hillesheim

November 2, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - Elaine R. Hillesheim, 90, of New Ulm died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers' Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral.

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Elaine R. Hillesheim

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Elaine is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Richard Wills, Mary and Gary Mertz, Connie and Mike Stueber, all of New Ulm, Lori and Brian Franta of Gibbon; sons and daughters-in-law, Allan Hillesheim of Minneapolis, Myron and Monica Hillesheim, Michael and Cyndi Hillesheim, Tony and Deb Hillesheim, Brian and Barb Hillesheim, all of New Ulm; 30 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bernice Holm, Leo and Margaret Hillesheim, Lester and Catherine Hillesheim, all of New Ulm, Gladys and Kenneth Salfer of Wabasso; and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erwin Hillesheim in 2003; brothers and sister, Melvin (Asteria) Hindermann, Albert Hindermann Jr., Delores (Leo) Lamecker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Irene Schlumpberger, Albert and Vera Hoffmann, Henry Holm, Raymond and Marcella Wenninger, Thelma Hillesheim.

Elaine Rose Hindermann was born October 16, 1922 in Cottonwood Township, Brown County to Albert and Anna (Lang) Hindermann. She was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School. Elaine was united in marriage to Erwin Hillesheim on September 28, 1943 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed in Sigel Township, Brown County until moving to New Ulm in 1984.

She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Christian Mother's Society and the St. Joseph's-St. Elizabeth's Catholic United.

Elaine's life was her family. Mom was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed farming, baking, cooking, dancing, old time music and her cup of coffee. Thanks for the beautiful garden of memories. We love you and will miss you.



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