GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                         Saturday, January 7, 2006

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Hilda D. Beck

    HOGELAND - Hilda D. (Wiedmer) Beck, 96, who farmed in the Hogeland area with her husband until retiring, died of natural causes Thursday in Havre.

    Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Hogeland American Lutheran Church, with burial in Silver Bow Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church.

    She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Lily) Beck of Fort Worth, Texas, and Wallace "Wally" (Loretta) Beck of Hogeland; four daughters, Dorothy (George) Anderson of Lincoln, Beatrice (Martin) Kane of Big Sandy, Marilyn (Gerald) Herman of Choteau and Karen (Mike) Caplis of Helena; a daughter-in-law, Audrey Beck; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a special longtime friend, Doris Zellmer of Havre.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Beck; and a son, Irvin Beck; her parents, seven brothers, three sisters and two grandsons.

    Hilda was born July 23, 1909, in New Leipzig, N.D., to George and Dorothea (Schmidt) Wiedmer. She attended schools in North Dakota and on the first day of school she did not know the English language, only German. Hilda came to Hogeland in 1928 to help her older sister with her newborn child.

    She married Adolph Beck on Oct. 22, 1930, in the parsonage of the Lutheran Church in Havre. Adolph and Hilda farmed and lived in the Hogeland area until retiring in 1972, when they moved to Havre.

    Hilda was a lifelong member of the Hogeland American Church, organizing the church choir for many years, was active with the ALCW, a member of the Happy Homemakers and was involved with her family in all their school activities. She was a very good cook and was known in Highland Park as the "cookie grandma." In 1967, she started knitting and crocheting, and made 159 large afghans and hundreds of potholders. She also enjoyed sewing throughout her life, making clothing for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    In November of 2004 she moved into the Northern Montana Care Center. She often commented that she was the last remaining member of her and her husband's immediate families, the Becks and Wiedmers.

    Memorials may be sent to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church or to Messiah Lutheran Church in Havre.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Monday, January 9, 2006y

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HILDA BECK


HILDA BECK

    HOGELAND - Hilda D. Beck, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Northern Montana Care Center due to natural causes.

    A funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. today in the Hogeland American Lutheran Church with burial following in Silver Bow Cemetery. A luncheon was to follow at the church.

    Hilda was born on July 23, 1909 in New Leipzig, N.D., to George and Dorothea (Schmidt) Wiedmer. She attended schools in North Dakota. On the first day of school, she did not know the English language, only German. Hilda came to Hogeland in 1928 to help her older sister with her newborn child.

    Hilda married Adolph Beck on Oct. 22, 1930, in the parsonage of the Lutheran Church in Havre. They farmed and lived in the Hogeland area from 1936 until retirement in 1972 when they moved to Havre. Hilda was a lifelong member of the Hogeland American Church, organizing the church choir for many years. She was active with the ALCW, member of the Happy Homemakers and was active with her family in all their school activities. She was a very good cook and was known in Highland Park as the “cookie grandma.” In 1967, she started knitting, crocheting and made 159 large afghans and hundreds of potholders. She also enjoyed sewing throughout her lifetime, making items for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    In November of 2004, she moved into Northern Montana Care Center. She often commented that she was the last remaining member of her and her husband's immediate families, the Beck's and Wiedmer's.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Beck on Jan. 6, 1974; son, Irvin Beck; seven brothers; three sisters; and two grandsons.

    Survivors include her sons, Ronald (Lily) Beck of Fort Worth, Texas, and Wallace “Wally” (Loretta) Beck of Hogeland; daughters, Dorothy (George) Anderson of Lincoln, Beatrice (Martin) Kane of Big Sandy, Marilyn (Gerald) Herman of Choteau and Karen (Mike) Caplis of Helena; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and special longtime friend, Doris Zellmer of Havre.

    Memorials in Hilda's name are suggested to be sent to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church or to Messiah Lutheran church in Havre.

    Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Hilda Beck

Hilda D. Beck, 96; passed away January 5, 2006 at the Northern Montana Care Center due to natural causes. Funeral services were Monday, Janu­ary 9, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Hogeland American Lutheran Church with a burial that fol­lowed in Silver Bow Ceme­tery. A luncheon followed at the church. Memorials in Hilda's name are suggested to be sent to the Hogeland American Lutheran Church or to Messiah Lutheran church in Havre. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Hilda was born on July 23, 1909 in New Leipzig, North Dakota to George and Dorot­hea (Schmidt) Wiedmer. She attended schools in North Da­kota and on the first day of school she did not know the English language, only Ger­man. Hilda came to Hogeland in 1928 to help her older sister with her newborn child. Hilda married Adolph Beck on Oc­tober 22, 1930 in the parson­age of the Lutheran Church in Havre. They farmed and lived in the Hogeland area from 1936 until retirement in 1972 when they moved to Havre.

Hilda was a lifelong mem­ber of the Ho-eland American Church, organizing the church choir for many years, active with the.A.L.C.W, members of Happy Homemakers`and was active 'With her family in all their school activities. She was a very good cook and was known in Highland Park as the cookie grandma". In 1967 she started knitting, crocheting and made 159 large afghans and hundreds of potholders. She also enjoyed sewing throughout her lifetime making itcms for her children, grand­children, nieces and nephews. In November of 2004 she moved into the Northern Montana Care Center. She often commented that she was the last remaining member of tier and her husband's immedi­ate families, the Beck's and Wiedmer's.

She was preceded in death by tier husband Adolph Beck on January 6, 1974, son Irvin Beck, seven brothers, three sisters and two grandsons.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Lily) Beck of Fort Worth, TX, Wallace "Wally" (Loretta) Beck of Ho­-eland, four daughters, Doro­thy (George) Anderson of Lin­coln, Beatrice (Martin) Kane of Bi= Sandy, Marilyn (Ger­ald) Herman of Choteau, Karen (Mike) Caplis of He­lena, 19 grandchildren, 27 .great-grandchildrcn, numerous step grand and grcat-grand­chitdren, nieces, nephews and a special lon-time friend Doris Zellmcr of Havre.

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