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Hilda Mary Laura Heaver

Hilda Mary Laura Heaver, age 79, of Monticello, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2002 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

She was born June 3, 1923 in Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Gustave and Caroline Schwalbowski Pilantz.

Hilda was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

She graduated from Trinity Lutheran High School in Sauk Rapids May 30, 1941, and for many years never missed her annual class reunion.

Through the years, she formerly owned and operated Hilda's Cafe in Ronneby and Buffalo. She later worked for Temroc Metals in Plymouth while helping raise three grandsons. Hilda was also a nanny for 13 years for Brad and Mary Barger and their children: Ricky, Laurie and Robby.

Hilda was a former member of the Maple Lake Baptist Church. She was active in many church activities, including being a Sunday school teacher and a member of the ladies aid.

She belonged to the River City Readers and enjoyed going to the Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home and reading stories to its residents.

She is survived by a son Lloyd Stanley Heaver of St. Cloud; a daughter: Wendy (Clifford) Duske of Waverly; six grandchildren: Shawn David Heaver, Lloyd Stanley Heaver Jr., Gordon Alex Heaver, Sabrina Heaver, Rena (Brian) Duske-Gruenhagen, Eric Clifford Duske and Garret Ryan Duske;

seven great grandchildren: Torie, Adam, Nikole, Tyler, Gabrielle, Gage and Kiersten; three sisters: Elda Wolkenhauer of Jenkins, Rose Vinton of St. Cloud, and Emma Schauer of Sauk Rapids; many other relatives and friends, including close family friends (like a son and daughter-in-law: Dale (Fran) Seiwert of Bloomington.

Preceded in death by a grandson: Robin Heaver, parents, brothers and sisters: Gottfried, Caroline, Lucille, Gustave Jr., Martin, Adolph, Helen, and Julius, who was lost in the Korean War.

Funeral services for Hilda Heaver were Friday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Monticello Covenant Church. Pastor Bill Johnson officiated, and interment followed at the community cemetery in Maple Lake.

Jill Starr was the pianist for the funeral service. "How Great Thou Art" and "Nearer My God to Thee" were sung as congregational hymns. Jill Heaver sang "In the Garden."

Visitation took place Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. A prayer service was at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers were Keith Duske, Vernon Wolkenhauer, Brad Barger, Harold Schauer, Dale Siewert and Charles Sanders.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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