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Hilda Fick
September 25, 1924 - October 18, 2015


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. 


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S. Lee on December 10, 2015 at 8:44 PM said:

I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and I hope the following suggestions help the family members and those who loved ( ) to lessen their grief.
• Talk about your feelings to “a true companion” who will listen patiently and sympathetically.
• If you have feelings of guilt thinking that some neglect on your part contributed to your loved one’s death, realize, though, that no matter how much we love another person, we cannot prevent “time and unforeseen occurrence from befalling those we love. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
More than anything else, a relationship with God can help you to cope with the death of someone you love. Isaiah 33:24 promises the time when an end to sickness will become a reality. God will put an end to pain, suffering and even DEATH. God promises at Isaiah 25:8 that death will be swallowed up forever.
Mary Burrack on October 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM said:

I worked with Hilda many years at the Oelwein hospital(husband Bill worked there at that time to in maintenance).
They were wonderful people. Hilda often talked about her girls & was so proud of them. You all have my sympathy.
Carol Schug on October 20, 2015 at 6:49 AM said:

Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother and grandmother! I never met her but I would guess from how well her children turned out she was a wonderful person!
sherry nielsen on October 20, 2015 at 4:52 AM said:

My sympathies to the family on your loss of such a beautiful and amazing woman. She will be greatly missed by everyone. It was an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to know Hilda.
Diane {Meyer} Dockendorf on October 20, 2015 at 4:06 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. Your mother always had a smile on her face for anyone. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this time of loss.
Terri (Opperman) Bertram on October 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM said:

Even after all these years I remember your mother well and what a sweet woman she was.
Sally Sides on October 19, 2015 at 5:36 PM said:

Hilda was a wonderful aunt. So kind and caring. Our Sincere Sympathy.

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