Hildegard J. Hoheisel
PIERZ — Hildegard J. Hoheisel, 96-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., formerly of Lastrup, Minn., passed away Sunday, Jan 15, 2012, at the Pierz Villa in Pierz. A Mass of Christian Burial for Hildegard J. Hoheisel will be held Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup with the Rev. David Maciej and the Rev. Bernard Kahlhamer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz. St. John’s Christian Mothers will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6 p.m. at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.
Hildegard was born May 20, 1915, in Buckman Township, Morrison County, Minn., to the late Henry and Magdalena (Sand) Block. The family lived in Buckman Township for a few years and then moved to Granite Township near Lastrup, Minn., where Hildegard attended District No. 38 country school. Following her schooling, she worked in Little Falls as a house keeper and nanny. Hildegard was united in marriage to Christ Hoheisel on May 9, 1933, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup, Minn. The couple dairy farmed for over 60 years in the Lastrup area until the death of her husband, Christ in 1995. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Pierz Villa during the1960s. Hildegard continued to live on the family farm until moving to the Pierz Villa in 2008. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting pot holders. She was a great cook. Sweet bread and her delicious cinnamon rolls were family favorites along with her pickles. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with all her family. Hildegard was a member of St. John’s Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup, Minn., parish Christian Mothers and served on District No. 62 School Board for many years.
Hildegard J. Hoheisel is survived by her son, Robert “Bob” (Kay) Hoheisel, of Lastrup, Minn.; daughter, Joanne (Jim) Fischer, of Lastrup, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Katherine “Katie” Hoheisel, of Hillman, Minn.; sister, Loretta “Betty” Krych, of Harding, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” Block, of Pierz, Minn., and Donna Block, of Little Falls, Minn.; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Hildegard was preceded in death by her husband, Christ on March 27, 1995; parents, Henry and Magdalena Block; sons, Wilfred and Gerald Hoheisel; five brothers; three sisters; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Tretter and Matthew McNamara.
Honorary casketbearers will be the 16 granddaughters. Casketbearers will be the eight grandsons.
Arrangements are with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz.