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Timmerman, Hildegarde K. (Schlein) 1920-1971


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 5/29/2007 at 21:36:11

Mrs. WILLIS (Hildegarde K. Schlein) TIMMERMAN 1920-1971

Mrs. Timmerman Last Rites Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Willis Timmerman, 50, were held Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, at 10:30 o'clock at the Monona United Methodist church with Rev. Raymond Pacholke officiating.

The body lay in state at the church from 9:30 o'clock in the morning until the time of the services. Burial was in the Monona City cemetery.

She died Friday, Sept. 24, at University of Minnesota hospitals at Minneapolis, Minn., after a prolonged illness. She underwent a kidney transplant for two kidneys June 30. Later an ulcer developed and she again underwent surgery Sept. 7 because of complications and then developed pneumonia.

As Hildegarde Kathryn, she was born a daughter of Conrad and Rose (nee Klotzbach) Schlein, on Oct. 18, 1920, at Froelich, [Iowa]. She was baptized at the Giard Methodist church. Her education was received in the rural schools of her home community and Monona High school from which she graduated in 1939.

She was married to Willis Timmerman, Oct. 3, 1945. She was an active member of the Monona United Methodist church, assuming leadership positions in WSCS and Sunday school until her health no longer permitted. She was also a member of the Monona Woman's club.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Surviving are her husband, Willis; one daughter, Linda of Prairie du Chien; two sons, Larry, serving in the Air Force in Sacramento, Calif., and Bradley, a student at Wisconsin State University, LaCrosse, Wis.; three brothers, William and Burton Schlein of Monona and Dr. Milton of Postville; and one granddaughter, Kristin.

Pallbearers were David, Daryl, and Dennis Schlein, Donald Topel, Roger Bechtel, and Lindsey Timmerman.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1971, from my mother's obituary collection. Submitter has no further information.

My mother also has an article pasted on the same page that applies to Mrs. Timmerman's condition and a picture of Mrs. Timmerman with the people that enabled the following story:

'Project Hilda' Put Into Use
POSTVILLE -- The culmination of "Project Hilda" occurred here early last week when Mrs. Willis (Hilda) Timmerman took her first treatment on a kidney machine at the Postville Community hospital.

"Project Hilda" was the idea of Mrs. Paul (Rev.) Clements and with the help of the WSCS of her husband's church, Monona United Methodist, the project went well over its goal.

The Monona WSCS, with Mrs. Tom James and Mrs. Don Fields as co-chairmen, enlisted the aid of the area media to collect 600,000 Betty Crocker coupons. The coupons, which are still coming in, were used to purchase the kidney machine.

To date over 1.2 million coupons have been collected, according to the co-chairmen. The extra ones have been used for auxiliary equipment, supplies and other related expenses.

With the kidney machine now available in Postville Mrs. Timmerman will be taking treatments three half days a week instead of having to drive to LaCrosse, Wis. for twice a week full-day treatments.

Mrs. Dale (Virginia) Anderson, RN, director of nurses at the hospital and Gerald Guyer, laboratory and X-ray technician, have learned the procedures to operate the machine. The kidney machine is also now available to others who have the need.

The picture accompanying the article is hand dated as May 28, 1970 and says beneath it: Viewing the results of Project Hilda are left to right Gerald Guyer, Mrs. Tom James, Mrs. Don Fields, Mrs. Paul Clements and Mrs. Dale Anderson, RN. Mrs. Timmerman is shown undergoing an actual treatment. See story [above] for details.


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