Hilda L. Werner

Hilda L. Werner, nee Manske, 99, of West Bend, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008 at the Samaritan Health Center.

She was born on April 2, 1909 in Wessington Springs, S.D. to the late Carl and Frieda (nee Wolfe) Manske, and came to the Waubeka area during the depression seeking employment.

On June 14, 1937 Hilda was united in marriage to Oscar Werner in Port Washington.

Together they farmed in the Waukeka area until 1957. In 1960 the couple moved to West Bend.

Hilda worked at Power Products in Grafton until her retirement in 1974.

Hilda was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Her life was full and active until just a few short weeks ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorene Condon and Alice Werner, both of West Bend; four grandchildren, David Pryor, Dan (Mildred) Pryor, Dean Pryor and Lisa (Chris) Weiss; four great-grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew Pryor, Brooke and Justin Weiss; a sister-in-law, Norma Manske of Wahoo, Neb.; along with her special buddy, "Nippy;" and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; an infant son, Ronald; a grandson, Dennis Pryor; along with her brother, Delbert Manske.

Funeral services in remembrance of Hilda will be held on Thursday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

Rev. Sharon Stier will officiate, and burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until the time of service.

Memorials to the Full Shelf Food Pantry are appreciated.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family wishes to express deep gratitude to Dr. Klausmeier, Dr. Gibson, the nurses and staff at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hos-pital, and the Samaritan Health Center for their expert and compassionate care of Hilda.