Published On: Wed, Mar 16th, 2011

Obituary – Mildred L. Hilkemann

Mildred L. Hilkemann

RANDOLPH — Mildred L. Hilkemann, 91, Randolph, died March 9, 2011, at Colonial Manor, Randolph.
Visitation was Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Funeral services were March 14 at United Methodist Church, Randolph, with Rev. Samm Johnston officiating.
Interment was in the Randolph Cemetery, Randolph.
Pallbearers were Mildred’s grandchildren, Zach Dahlgren, Brett Hilkemann, Corey Hilkemann, Curt Hilkemann, Travis Schell, Steve Moten and Mike Schafer.

Mildred was born June 15, 1919, in Colome, S.D., the daughter of Christopher and Martha (Larsen) Manzer. The Manzer family moved from South Dakota to a farm in Pierce County, in 1934. Mildred lived with her grandparents in Norfolk to attend Norfolk High School and graduated in 1936. She attended Wayne State Normal School, Wayne, where she received her teaching certificate. She enjoyed teaching school in Holt and Pierce counties. Many students remained in touch with her throughout the rest of her life. Mildred married Harold Hilkemann Sept. 8, 1943, at the United Methodist Church, Pierce. The couple resided on the Hilkemann farm in Pierce County for two years until they moved to their own farm near McLean. After their children left home, Mildred worked for Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Randolph, for several years. The couple resided on their farm near McLean until 2000 when they moved into Randolph.
Mildred was active and a 60-year member of Randolph United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, member of McLean Ladies Aid and the McLean Extension Club.
Mildred enjoyed spending time with many friends and family. She entered Colonial Manor, Randolph, in September 2010.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harold Hilkemann, Randolph; three children, Karen and husband, Layton Voorhees, Topeka, Kan.; Janet Hilkemann, Omaha; Kevin and wife, Margie Hilkemann, Salina, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Amy and Travis Schell, Lewisville, Texas; Kim Pentico and husband, Steve Moten, Topeka, Kan.; Jessica and Mike Schafer, Elkhorn; Zach and Amy Dahlgren, Omaha; Brett Hilkemann, Corey Hilkemann and Curt Hilkemann, Salina, Kan.; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ardath Manzer, Pierce; Betty Broer , Kansas City, Mo.; one brother and wife, Glen and Irma Manzer, Pineville, La.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; her twins, an infant daughter, and son, Warren in 1944; and two brothers, Chris Duane Manzer and an infant brother.