Hildreth M. Hippert, 97
Hildreth M. Hippert, 97, of Waconia, formerly of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and New Ulm, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Auburn Home in Waconia.
Mass of Christian Burial held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Father Bennet Tran as Celebrant of the Mass. Interment at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Hildreth was born March 31, 1916, in Fairfax the daughter of John and Mary (Biebl) Bianchi. She grew up on a farm in rural St. George. She had lived in New Ulm, Boonville, Mo., Fergus Falls and Chippewa Falls, prior to becoming a resident of Waconia in 1999. Hildreth had worked at a poultry producer and a diner in New Ulm and Mason Shoes in Chippewa Falls. Hildreth was active in the St. Elizabeth Society and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm, Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls and St. Josephs Catholic Church in Waconia.
Hildreth enjoyed playing bingo and Michigan Rummy, flower gardening, canning,sewing and Wii Bowling. She was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Hildreth cherished the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Hildreth is preceded in death by her husbands Stanley Jutz and Raymond Hippert; daughter Michele Perkovich; parents John and Mary Bianchi; sisters Elsie Dummer, Eleanor Rettner, Murie Pieper, Mildred Swanson, Ordell Lund; brothers Harry Bianchi, Hilary Bianchi, Stanley Bianchi.
Hildreth is survived by her loving family; daughters Sandra (Larry) Sharratt of Waconia, Carol Zehnder (special friend Frank Nitti) of Bloomington, and Rebecca (Al) Schierman of Pelican Rapids; son-in-law Jerry Perkovich of Oconomowac, Wis.; grandchildren Diane (Peter) Miller, Tim Sutton, Michael (Brenda) Zehnder, Peggy Pierskalla, Jennifer Schierman, and Scott Schierman; great-grandchildren, Zachary Miller (fiance; Janelle Arcus), Patrick Miller, Grace Miller, Nathan Zehnder, Ian Zehnder, Emmet Sutton, Aidan Sutton, Owen Sutton; sister Leone Pieper of Eden Prairie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers Diane Miller, Michael Zehnder, Tim Sutton, Peggy Pierskalla, Scott Schierman, Zachary Miller.
Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia, Minn.; www.johnsonfh.com.
Hildreth M. Hippert, 97