Hilda C. Boxrucker, age 90, of Dorchester, died surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Colby Retirement Center under the tender care of hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester. Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate. Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church. Interment will be held in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.
Hilda was born February 20, 1928, the daughter of Max and Vernetta (Winchell) Wilke in her home in Dorchester, WI. She graduated from Dorchester High in 1947. On November 24, 1948, Hilda was united in Holy Matrimony to Louis Boxrucker at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford.
Hilda and Louie farmed outside of Dorchester for 30 years. While farming Hilda enjoyed buying purebred heifer calves. She was a fantastic seamstress, made lots of quilts for her family. After retirement from farming, Hilda and Louie traveled extensively throughout the United States. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and flowers.
Hilda will greatly be missed by her family. She taught her grandchildren how to play cards (Poker and Sheephead). She enjoyed cooking meals, baking lots of cookies, and cakes. She also enjoyed fishing and bowling. Hilda was a member of The Busy Homemakers Club.
Hilda is survived by her daughters: Kitty (Dave) Rau of Dorchester, Karen (Dave) Heiman of Orlando, Diane (Bill) Freiboth of Eau Claire, and Mary (Blaine) Kuehmichel of Wausau; seven grandchildren: Carl (Steph) Blumenthal, Louis Solberg, Liz (Scot) Baumgartner, Mike (Tammy) Solberg, Andy (Anne) Rau, Brandon Kuehmichel, and Jaelah Kuehmichel: and 9 great-grandchildren: Kya, Brody, Stella, Marisa, Koan, Helen, Elsie, Miles, and Louella. She is further survived by two sisters: Bernice Beck and Darlene Dassow; a brother, Norman Wilke and a brother-in-law, Gene Faber; along with many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis (2009); son, Thomas (1973); a sister, Betty Faber; a sister-in-law, Ruth Wilke and two brothers-in-law: Jim Beck and Raymond Dassow.