Obit: Bowen, Hildagarde "Hilda" Erma (1915 - 2006)

Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Bowen, Peissig, Pofhl, Myre, Cutts, House, Lester

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Nov 17, 2006

Bowen, Hildagarde "Hilda" (4 Jan. 1915 - 14 Nov. 2006)

Hildagarde 'Hilda' Bowen

CURTISS -- Hildagarde "Hilda" Bowen, 91, lifelong resident of Curtiss, died at Saint Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006.

Funeral services for Hilda will be 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Curtiss with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 11:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Hildagarde Erma Peissig was born Jan. 4, 1915, in the town of Hoard, Clark County, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Pfohl) Peissing. As a young girl, after the death of her mother, Hilda cared for her siblings. She later was employed in sales with J. C. Penney of Chippewa Falls.

Hilda and Lester James Bowen were united in marriage Sept. 19, 1949, in Wausau. After marriage, Hilda worked alongside Les as bookkeeper and secretary for Bowen Enterprises, which included the Curtiss Feed Mill, Hardware Store, Boumatic Dairy Service, Ski-Doo dealership and The Olde Saloon Restaurant & Bar.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Curtiss Lions Club, Boomtown Snow Chasers and was active in the Curtiss Community Club. Hilda enjoyed deer hunting and was camp cook at their cabin in Glidden where she shot trophy bucks. She was also a successful caribou hunter in Alaska.

Hilda will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Les Bowen of Curtiss; stepson Dennis (Patti) Bowen of Wausau; stepdaughter Idelle Myre, a resident of the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen; seven grandchildren, Jeff, Jody, Paige, Tana, Marty, Traci and Toni; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Emery "Pete" Peissig of Waunakee.

Preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Harry, Ollie, Arthur, Franz and Ted Peissig; two sisters, Melanie Cutts and Margie House; stepson, Dale Lester Bowen on Nov. 12, 2002; and a granddaughter Dawn.

Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.



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