Hilda H. Meinz, 72

Hilda Hattie (Johnson) Meinz, 72, of Lowry, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at home under the care of Hospice and surrounded by her loved ones.

A Mass of Christian burial took place on Saturday, Feb. 14, at St. John Nepomuk, rural Lowry, with the Rev. James Statz officiating. Inurnment was in St. John Nepomuk Cemetery. Arrangements were with Hoplin- Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

Hilda was born in Bejou to Melvin and Hattie (Thompson) Johnson, the youngest of eight children. When Hilda was a baby, the family moved to Mahnomen. Hilda graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1960.

Hilda was united in marriage to David Meinz in Fargo, N.D., on Nov. 21, 1964. They had two sons, Kenand Brian. While her children were young, Hilda wasprimarily a stay-at-home mom, caring for her two boys. She also held a real estate license, an appraisers license and her insurance license. She worked for a local real estate company and also painted low-income apartments.

Hilda loved working in her garden, growing vegetables and flowers. She also had a love of sewing and made all sorts of craft items. She especially enjoyed using her talents to create Memory Bears for people,using clothes from their loved ones who had passed away. Hilda and Dave enjoyed fishing together until the arthritis in Hilda’s hands became so bad that she could no longer handle a fishing rod.

Hilda is survived by her husband, David; son, Ken and his wife, Jody; two sisters, Ardelle Engebretson and Inez Setness and her husband, Marvin; and many, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Brian; her parents, Melvin and Hattie Johnson; two brothers, Rudy and Arnold; three sisters,Beverly Eisner, HazelKrabbenhoft and Buelah Wolbeck; one nephew, Wayne

Bjerken; and two nieces, Marlene VanHecke and Corrine Wolbeck.