In Memory Of
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Hilda M. Reinecke
04/15/1917 - 07/18/2003
Hilda M. Reinecke, 86, of Seneca, KS, died Friday morning, July 18, 2003, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. She was transferred there from Country View Estates care home, where she had been a resident since August 2001.
She was born April 15, 1917, on a farm south of Baileyville, KS, the daughter of Aloys and Anna Krogman Reinecke. She grew up on the family farm, graduated from Sacred Heart School at Baileyville, and later earned a G.E.D. She lived in Kansas City and did domestic work for several families. Later she lived in California for three years and kept house for her two brothers. After her father died, she and her mother moved to Seneca. When her sister Rose became disabled because of a brain tumor, she took care of her for several years until nursing home care became necessary.
She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, and the Prayer Group, all at the church in Seneca. She was also a member of the Seneca Garden Club, where she held various offices.
Survivors are three brothers, Fred “Fritz” Reinecke of Centralia, Louis Reinecke of Seneca, and Tony Reinecke of Garden Grove, CA; and three sisters, Josephine Altenhofen of Gardner, Irene Haverkamp of Seneca, and Angela Tangeman of Centralia.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Eugene Reinecke; and three sisters, Mary Ann Reinecke, Rose Reinecke and Martha Stallbaumer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Baileyville. A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM, with a vigil prayer service at 7 PM, on Sunday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.
Memorial contributions may be given for Sts. Peter & Paul School or Sacred Heart Cemetery, and sent in care of the family.