1907 - 2001
Hildegarde E. Eckhardt, 93, of Waupun, died on Sunday, April 22, 2001, at the Christian home where she had been a resident for the past year.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with the Rev. Michael Bausch officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family requests memorials be directed to United Methodist Church in Waupun.
The former Hildegarde Krause was born Aug. 12, 1907, in the town of Milford, Jefferson County, daughter of William and Augusta (Wendt) Krause. She married, Ervin Eckhardt on Aug. 9, 1928, in Watertown. He preceded her in death in 1958. The couple lived in Watertown prior to moving to Theresa, where they owned and operated Golden Pheasant Tavern for many years.
Hildegarde moved to Waupun in the 1970s and was a member of United Methodist Church in Waupun. She was an honorary member of the Plattdeutscher Auxiliary in Watertown.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley (Reuben) Hepp of Watertown and Ivy (Harlan) Johnson of South Byron; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Freitag of Watertown.
She was further preceded in death by a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a great-great-granddaughter; her parents; and two brothers.
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