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Vivian Hilde

October 9, 1934 — December 31, 2022

Elbow Lake


Vivian J. Hilde, 88, passed away December 31, 2022, at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake, MN.

Vivian Joann (Clark) Hilde was born to Emerson and Irene (Lohse) Clark in Lien Township October 9, 1934. She did her early education at Lien Township school and Backus School before moving to Elbow Lake and graduating from the Elbow Lake High School in 1953. On April 4, 1952, Vivian and Andy Hilde were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, MN. Together they moved to Minneapolis in 1955 where they lived until 1968 when they moved back to Elbow Lake. She worked for many years at the Korner Café and Cats Eye before working at Cosmos INTL where she worked until retiring on January 31, 1997.

Vivian enjoyed collecting angels, doing puzzle books, reading, and writing letters. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, and participated in a lot of church activities. She also belonged to the Elbow Lake Study Club, Homemakers, and the Red Hat Society. Most importantly, Vivian loved her family and would spend time with them whenever she could.

She was preceded in death by her husband Andy Hilde; son Greg Hilde; grandson Dean Joseph Hilde; sisters Lucy Kilde and Betty Duncan; and brothers-in-law Cliff Hilde and Cecille Hilde.

She is survived by her children Ron, Mark (Linda), Susan, Kathy (Curt) Jacobson, and Pam (Myron) Haben; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 6, 2023, at Christ Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM

Burial following the service at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in rural Elbow Lake.

Arrangements with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake.

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