Hildagarde T. Vinz

Feb. 28, 1932 - Jan. 2, 2012

Hildagarde T. Vinz, 79, of Waterford, passed away at Waukesha Memorial Hospital on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. She was born in Hales Corners on Feb. 28, 1932, the daughter of Gabriel and Eva (nee Schmidt) Trick.

She spent her early life in Hales Corners, where she graduated high school, and then attended Marquette University in the nursing program. On Nov. 17, 1951, she married Edwin Robert Vinz, whom preceded her in death April 27, 2003. Hildagarde was a homemaker and a member of St. Peterís Lutheran Church. She loved to play bingo and ride the four-wheeler up north.

She is survived by nine children, Gary Vinz, Dona (Mark) Grebe, Terry Vinz, Sherri (Steve) Kominiak, Dan Vinz, Bonnie (Peter) Lukas, Michael (Gina) Vinz, Dale Vinz and Nancy (Tim) Szeklinski. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; a son, Edwin Daniel; and three brothers, Mike, Joe and Al Trick.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at St. Peterís Lutheran Church, 145 S. Sixth St., Waterford, with the service starting at 1 p.m. Burial in St. Peterís Cemetery will follow the services.

In lieu of floral expressions of sympathy, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Mealy Funeral Home of Waterford is serving the family. For more information, call 534-2233 or visit online at www.mealyfuneralhome.com.