Hildegarde M. Minninger

Hildegarde M. Minninger, nee Johnson, of Jackson, entered into eternal peace on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center, West Bend, after 93 years of life.

Hildegarde was born on Feb. 19, 1914 to Andrew and Elizabeth (nee Schneikert) Johnson, in Sheboygan.

Hildegarde loved to travel, truly enjoying her golden years as a "worldwide traveler."

She also loved devoting her time, love and energy to her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Hildegarde was a member and past president of the Wisconsin Women’s Club. She was also an avid reader, donating hundreds of books to The Kathy Hospice when it first opened.

Hildegarde will be deeply missed by her loving children, Janet Kunkel of Cedarburg, Pat (Gordy) Erdmann of Milwaukee and Kathy Scheibel of Arizona; her dear grandchildren, Michael (Kerie) Kunkel, Kelly Stone, Jodi (Robert) Liniewski, Wendy (Scott) Bohl, Steve (Laurie) Erdmann, Sheri (Steve) Sandoval, Troy (Candy) Scheibel and Todd Scheibel; and her great-grandchildren, Michaela Kunkel, Ryan Stone, Ashley Stone, Eric Liniewski, Jessica Liniewski, Heather Bohl, Nicole Erdmann, Sara Erdmann, Josef Koller, Jeremy Koller and Jordan Koller.

She will also be missed by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

Hildegarde was preceded in death by her husbands, Adam Ratajcak and Cecil Minninger; her son, Michael Ratajcak; her sons-in-law, Tom Kunkel and Roger Scheibel; four sisters; and four brothers.

A funeral service in memory of Hildegarde will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Chimes at Wiscon-sin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, with Chaplain Cheryl L. Matusiak officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday in the Chapel of the Chimes from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m.

Entombment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19 W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family


A special thank you is extended to the nurses and staff on Silver-brook at Cedar Lake Health Care Center.