Hildegarde A. Lueck of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2014, in her home at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center in Dyersville, surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 27 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. John O’Connor officiated.
Hildegarde was born on March 4, 1923, in New Vienna, the daughter of Albin and Helena (Bruggeman) Koopmann. She married Herbert H. Lueck on Nov. 8, 1944, in New Vienna. Together they farmed and raised their family near New Vienna. After her husband Herb died in 1988, Hildegarde volunteered wherever she could. She was a member of the St. Boniface Altar Society, worked as a teacher’s aide at St. Boniface School in New Vienna, laundered church vestments and linens, served as a guide at the Heritage House Museum in New Vienna, and quilted with the parish circle. Her life was simple, her faith strong, and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her life.
Hildegarde is survived by two sons: Leon (Jean Oberbroeckling) Lueck of Swisher, and David (Ann Griffin) Lueck of Des Moines; three daughters: Sr. Karen Lueck, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wis., Janet Lueck of Prairie du Chien, Wis., and Ann (Russ) Knepper of Peosta; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law: Mary (Berns) Koopmann of Garnavillo, and Sr. Helen Esther Lueck, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wis.
Hildegarde was preceded in death by her husband Herb; her parents; five brothers; several in-laws and other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to the staff of the Ellen Kennedy Living Center and the Hospice of Dubuque. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Dyersville Health Foundation for the Ellen Kennedy Living Center or to the Hospice of Dubuque.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com .