Mary E. Hilger (nee Dahlke)
Mary E. Hilger (nee Dahlke), a longtime Hartland resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the age of 82.
She was born on the family farm in the Town of Lisbon to parents Ervin and Margaret Dahlke. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1952. On November 24, 1956, she married the late William "Shorty" Hilger and settled in the Hartland area. Mary worked as a longtime cook at Arrowhead High School and Swallow Grade School. She enjoyed following the Wisconsin sports teams and nature.
Mary is survived by her loving children, Margy (Dave) Zwieg and Tony
(Laurie) Hilger; her grandson, Nick Zwieg; and her siblings Jerome (Janice) Dahlke, her late twin sister Marjorie (Joe) Smatlak, and Fred (Ruth) Dahlke. She is further survived by her inlaws, Joe (Teresa) Hilger, Rita (Bud) Ferris, Sharon (Bernie) Stuettgen, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law.
A special thank you to Colleen and Jeff Stuettgen for their devoted love and care, and Dr. Hake and the staff at Pewaukee Pro-Health Cancer Center and Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their care and support.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Drive, Hartland. Her final rest will be in St. Charles Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262367-2156 or visit online atwww.evertlukofuneralhome.com.