ROSEMARY "Rosie" HELLEVIK HILDEBRANDT
Rosemary "Rosie" Hellevik Hildebrandt, age 66, of Faribault died on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Abbott N. W. Hospital, Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., with the Reverend Dennis Tamke, officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday, December 14 , 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.
Rosemary, the daughter of Lowell John and Mary (McInnis) Hellevik was born on September 29, 1945 in Faribault. She was 2nd chair, 2nd row in the Faribault High School Orchestra and graduated in 1963. She married Gerald "Jerry" Hildebrandt on April 17, 1998 in Faribault. Rosie was employed as a nurse by the Faribault Regional Center for 35 years, C. J.’s Restaurant, Faribault Eagle’s Club, Happy Chef and Hilde’s Dog House. She was one of the first women bus drivers for Merrill & Wunderlich Bus Company. Rosie was a past member of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church Choir, and current member of Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc and Faribault Eagle’s Auxiliary. She was a past president of AFSME Union.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her mother, Mary Hellevik of Faribault; four children, Bonnie (and Dave) De Grood of Faribault, Scott (and Joy) Hildebrandt of Henderson, NV, Todd (and Angie) Hildebrandt of Faribault, Kurt (and Charlene) Hildebrandt of Morristown; 8 grandchildren, Lacey Smith, Justin and Brittany De Grood, Jackson Hildebrandt, Tamarae and Christen Hildebrandt, Rene and Mickey Hildebrandt; two great grandchildren, Emma Caron and Zander Smith; three brothers, Lowell (and Joan) Hellevik of Faribault, Frank (and Linda) Hellevik of Faribault and Donald "Pat" Hellevik of Lakeville; one brother in law, Dwight (and Ruth) Hildebrandt of Faribault; one sister in law, Sandy (and Joe) Jandro of Faribault; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lowell; and one sister in law, Anna.
Name: Nancy (Anderka) Jensen
Date: Wednesday December 14, 2011
To Rosie`s Family: Rosie & I were great friends in Jr High. We spent many hours at the old Meyer`s Hobbie Shop on 3rd St & church activities. We would walk home together after school. I went to Ariz. & we lost touch. Then the last 2 years we saw each other at the Leigon. Wish I could be there to say goodby. I`m in Tx now for the Winter. My deepest sympathies to the Family.
Name: Judy Molloy
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2011
Rosie was a very special person in my family's life for many years. She was the first person to pop in when we were out of work or needed something done when Mike as injured. She was always ready with a smile and lots of support at a time when we needed it most. She gave my kids gifts at Christmas when we had very little and it was appreciated always just as the huge Easter baskets that arrived at our house from her "bunny"! I have only wonderful memories of Rosie - may she rest in the peace of our Lord's arms. And may all the beautiful and heartfelt memories sustain her family and may those memories bring then strength.
Name: Sandy Oppegard
Date: Monday December 12, 2011
To Rosie's family: Rosie was one of my best friends when we were still "kids" at Senior High :) We had a hoot of a time in those days, driving my old 1950 chevy up and down main street, hanging out at Basillo's Pizza and just laughing like two loco 16/17 year olds! The last time I saw Rosie was at a class reunion...the 25th I think. We had a chance to catch up and reminisce about the "good old days". It very much saddened me to hear of your loss. I certainly remember Rosie fondly even though we've not had a lot of contact in recent years. She was a good person....the world will be a bit emptier knowing Rosie will not be around to share a laugh. To Rosie's Mom: Mary...you and your family were always nice to me when I was a kid....thank you for that....and for the friendship of your daughter :)
Name: Todd Hellevik
Date: Monday December 12, 2011
Rosie was one of those Aunts every kid wishes they had and we were lucky she was ours. When my parents were having some tough times because of my Mothers medical expenses and just trying to raise us back in the 70s my dad would be working two jobs and my mom would be stuck with us. Well every once in a while we would be driving my mom crazy and here would come Rosie in the big old Cordoba. She would take us out to eat or a movie or just to run errands giving my poor mother a break. She bought me my first recurve bow and arrows when I was 12 years old which got me interested in hunting. I was in the woods Saturday hunting when I got word of her passing. Thank you for everything Rosie God Bless You..
Date: Sunday December 11, 2011
jerry sorry here about rosie died i used live next to her she was nice lady she will be miss .