It is with much faith in our hearts and sadness in our lives that we journeyed with our mother, Hilda Pauline (Lorenz) Klatt on the afternoon of Sunday, August 4, 2019 as she passed to her eternal home.
Hilda’s funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2019 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson with Rev. Lisa Lewton officiating. Interment will follow at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, north of Dunn Center.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Hilda was born on December 18, 1922 in rural Dodge; (the 11th of 19 children) to John and Margaret (Bitterman) Lorenz.
Later they relocated to a farm between Watauga and McIntosh, S.D. where she attended school in Corson Co., S.D. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Evangelical Church in Watauga, S.D. in 1937.
Her family returned to N.D. in 1938 living on a farm east of Golden Valley.
Hilda was united in marriage to Henry Klatt on October 14, 1940 in Sidney, Mont.
They made their home on the family homestead N.W. of Dunn Center for the next 52 years.
In 1992, she and Henry retired from farming and moved into Killdeer. Henry died in November 2008.
In November 2010, Hilda moved to Villard Terrace in Dickinson. St. Benedict’s Health Center has been her home since July 2014.
Hilda was a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Killdeer and Dickinson).
She enjoyed quilting and crocheting and was a member of WELCA. She belonged to the Killdeer Senior Citizen’s Club.
She also loved playing cards and bowling.
Grateful to have shared her life were her five daughters: Peggy, Frances, Evelyn, Ella and Kathrein; and one son, Gary.
Hilda was blessed with 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sisters: Violet (Gilbert) Ost, Beulah and Sandy (Ellis) Sabin, Scio, Ore.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and staff at St. Benedict’s Health Center for taking very good care of their mother and grandmother over the last five years.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, www.ladburyfuneralservice.com.