Hilda Flegel, 90, of Bismarck
Hilda was born on Dec. 23, 1922, to Phillip and Otillie (Weidner) Frank on a farm north of Dodge. Hilda attended rural elementary school until 8th grade. Hilda’s mother had passed when she was 10 years old so the children were “farmed out” to various relatives. When Hilda was 16, she moved to Bismarck where she worked as a waitress.
While working, she met her future husband, Edwin Flegel. Edwin and Hilda were married in Wibaux, Mont., on May 23, 1943. Hilda and Edwin settled on a farm just outside of Linton and then moved to a farm east of Hazelton. In 1960 they sold that farm and moved to a farm southwest of Hazelton where they resided until retiring and moved to Linton.
They were longtime members of United Methodist Church of Linton. Hilda worked various jobs such as the baker at Top’s Cafe. People came from all over the United States to eat Hilda’s pastries. Hilda also worked a number of years for the Green Thumb program where she started a Thrift Shop. She also baked at the Senior Center and was a CNA at the Strasburg Nursing Home. Hilda was a hard worker. She retired at age 72. Hilda loved to travel, play Bingo and visit with family. She had a gift of caring for everyone who was in her presence. She was always ready to help anyone and everyone who needed a helping hand. Her compassion for others was always shown and she never ever wanted to burden anyone with her troubles. Her gift to everyone was unconditional love.
Hilda leaves behind two sons and three daughtersin law, LeRoy and Val of Medina, Virgil and Nancy of Lincoln, Neb., and Patti Flegel of Hazelton; four daughters and two sonsin law, Pamela Bosch of Columbus, Neb., Connie and Chuck Connley of Helena, Mont., Annette and Philip Anfinrud, of Rockville, Md., Rhonda Flegel of Bismarck; 25 grandchildren; 29 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Frank of Palm Desert, Calif., Wilbert Frank of Lompoc, Calif., and there were also many special nieces and nephews that Hilda cared for.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edwin, in 1985, a daughter, Janice Holzer, a son, Arlo Flegel, granddaughter, Elizabeth Flegel and grandsons, Samuel Flegel and Layton Jahner, three brothers, Walter Frank, Emil Frank and Edwin Frank and three sisters Irene Rienhardt, Erna Link and Elsie Pfenning.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Linton United Methodist Church, Linton, with the Rev. Cori Waisanen officiating. Organist was Linda Seidel. Soloist, Annette Anfinrud sang “My God and I.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “In the Garden” and “Softly and Tenderly.”
Casketbearers were grandsons, Adam Flegel, Chris Flegel, Jason Bosch, Clark Flegel, Kurt Weiser, Aaron Berger, Nathan Flegel and Michael Flegel.
Honorary casketbearers were the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Linton Cemetery under the direction of Myers Funeral Home of Linton.
You may share memories and condolences with the family at the Myers Funeral Home website: www.myersfh.com.