Hilda Elizabeth Fick, 91, of Sumner and formerly of Oelwein passed away on Sunday October 18, 2015 at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. Visitation will be from 4-6PM on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will be at 11AM on Thursday October 22, 2015 at the funeral home as well, with Pastor Scott Duffus officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Hilda was born in Shell Rock, IA on September 25, 1924 to parents Eppe and Emma (Miller) Arends. She graduated from Allison High School. On December 10, 1942, she was united in marriage with William Fick in Allison. Hilda was a caregiver, beginning her career as a Nurses Aid at Hillcrest Home in Sumner and then at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, from where she retired after many years of service.
Hilda was a kind and thoughtful person, always putting others ahead of herself and willing to help with whatever was needed. She had a great attitude and always wore a smile. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, fishing and working her puzzle books, but most of all, Hilda loved her family.
Left to celebrate Hilda’s life are her daughters: Sandra (Steve) Arthur of Sumner, Karen (Paul) McClain of Vinton and Beverly (Dennis) Dehl-Cohoon of Bellevue, NE; her seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law Grace Arends of Janesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William (2009); her brother Edward Arends; her sister Elizabeth Caley; and her son-in-law Bruce Dehl.