Hildegard Primus, 88, of PerhamPublished 9:30am Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Updated 11:31am Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Hildegard was born on Feb. 17, 1926, to August and Mary (Austing) Wessel in Sauk Centre.
On May 14, 1946, she married Alphonse Primus at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Together they raised their family on their farm near Bluffton.
She was a devoted mother and wife who helped Al with the farm chores, and enjoyed keeping house, tending flower and vegetable gardens and canning foods for her family.
She enjoyed participating in various church activities, including Christian Mothers, Catholic United Financial Council, St. Mary’s Mission Group, fall bazaar work and church dinners.
Other joys in her life were activities with the Jolly Homemakers/New Traditions Club, sewing quilts, traveling with Al to various parts of the world, and just taking leisurely Sunday afternoon drives.
Hilde was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse on Oct. 16, 2013; her parents, August and Mary; brothers Cyril and Norbert Wessel; and sisters Jeannette Derichs, Valeria Wolter, Helen Jenc and Bertha Theisen.
She is survived by her son, Harvey of Bluffton; a daughter, Mary Lou Waldorf of South Range, Wis.; grandchildren, Joe Waldorf and Dan (Virginia) Waldorf; great-grandchildren Dylan Waldorf and Hannah Kile; brothers, Greg Wessel of Swanville, Delbert Wessel and Robert Wessel both of Sauk Centre; her “extra kids,” Joe, Eileen, Darlene and Joann; and other nieces and nephews.
Service: Was at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bluffton
Officiant: Father Aaron Kuhn
Burial: St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Bluffton
Funeral Home: Schuller Family Funeral Homes, Wadena