Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hilde Diehl 1922 – 2012

Hilde Diehl died suddenly and peacefully on December 12, 2012. She was admitted to hospital in the afternoon and died a few hours later.  The funeral took place Tuesday December 18, 2012. According to her wishes only the closest relatives were present.  She is survived by her sister Elisabeth Diehl, her nephew Alfred Häuser and many extended family members.

The Struggle is Now Over

Hilde was born Hildegard Anna Margarethe Diehl on 9 July 1922 in Butzbach Germany.  Her parents were Jakob and Lina (nee Schraub) Diehl.  She was the youngest of three sisters and never married.    She worked as a bookkeeper and was an avid genealogy researcher.  In her later years she lived with her sister Elisabeth in Butzbach. 

In June 2005 she traveled to Helsinki Finland to meet family she had been seeking for many years.  She was a surprise guest at the first Diehl Family Gathering hosted by Franciska Diehl Sundholm.  We celebrated her 83rd birthday at the gathering.  Her nephew Alfred and his wife, Inge, had accompanied her to the event.  In 2007 most of those same relatives visited her in Butzbach for a Family Gathering.   On July 9, 2012 she celebrated her 90th birthday in Butzbach, Germany with family.  She was in relative good health although she suffered from arthritis for many years.

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