Carol Frances Hilgendorf

Carol Frances Hilgendorf, 51, R.N., COHN, AAOHN, of Milton died peacefully at her home Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006.

She was born in Rice Lake July 8, 1955, daughter of Dale and Darleen (Lebsock) Seraphine.

Carol attended Rice Lake schools. She married David J. Hulbert and had two children and later married Lee K. Hilgendorf on June 5, 1992 at Rotary Gardens in Janesville.

Carol moved to the Milton area in 1988 with her family.

She graduated from MATC-Watertown in 1995 with a degree in nursing. Before she received her nursing degree, Carol worked at Gilman Engineering, VanGalder Bus Co. and International Carbide Tools. After she received her RN degree, Carol worked as an occupational nurse at Oscar Meyer, McCain Foods and lastly Covance Labs prior to her health declining.

She was a very adventurous person who loved to travel, scuba dive and ride her recumbent bike. She was never afraid to try something new! She was a very strong-willed, determined and caring person, who always put others first in her life, even after she became ill.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her two dogs: Makala and Missy.

She is survived by her husband, Lee of Milton; four children, Miranda S. Hulbert of Wisconsin Dells, SSgt. Josh M. Hulbert serving in the U.S. Air Force in Misawa, Japan, Rachel M. (Jeff) Vogt of Roberts and Lt. Ryan A. (Tracy) Hilgendorf serving in the U.S. Navy in Hawaii; three grandchildren, Chase A. Hilgendorf, Jayden A. Hilgendorf and James D. Vogt. She is further survived by her mother, Darleen Sera-phine of Rice Lake; sisters, Sharon Seraphine of Rice Lake, Sue McBride of Kaukauna and Kathy (Bob) Elia of Ladysmith; half-sister, Karen (Steve) French of Clear Lake; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her father Dale Seraphine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carolís name to HospiceCare Inc.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Milton with Msgr. James Uppena officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Additional services will be held at her home town in Rice Lake Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m.

Assisting with arrangements is the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton.