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Hilda F. Holtz Huggans
June 17, 1909–June 20, 2009
Hilda F. Huggans, 100, of Wyoming, Iowa, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the Anamosa Care Center in Anamosa.
A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with Pastor Bob Wessels officiating.
Friends called from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa.
Hilda Frieda Holtz was born June 17, 1909 in Onslow, Iowa, daughter of William C. Holtz and Emilie S. (Buchholtz) Holtz. She attended school in Onslow until her senior year when they moved to Wyoming. She graduated in May 1927. She was baptized August 1, 1909 and her confirmation was April 27, 1924. Hilda attended Business College in Cedar Rapids. On March 4, 1930, Hilda married Raymond Huggans at Zion.
They lived their entire married life in Wyoming. Raymond died January 19, 1991, less than a year after they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Hilda worked for many years as a relief telephone operator for the Wyoming Telephone Company. In her youth she was active in the Sunday School and Luther League and later in Women of Zion. She had served as organist, Sunday School teacher as well as positions in the women�s organizations.
Besides helping her husband with his work by keeping books, she enjoyed gardening, especially her flower garden. Over the years she babysat a number of the neighborhood children.
She is survived by daughters, Janice Fischer of Frisco, Texas, and Mary (Charles) Burns of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Cheryl Burns, Charles (Luann) Burns, Russell (Katherine) Fischer, and Nancy (William) Brown; and three great-grandchildren, Casey and Chelsea Burns and Alex Brown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, and a son-in-law.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Memorial Fund.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 26 June 2009

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