Barbara R. Hilgedick, 82, of North Oaks died peacefully surrounded by family on Oct. 8. She was formerly a member of St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church and was active in the community when her husband, Dr. William Hilgedick, had an office on Como Ave.

Barbara graduated from St. Barnabas Nursing School as a registered nurse. She worked as a pediatric nurse before taking on her career as homemaker. Barbara was devoted to her husband of 59 years, children and grandchildren. She took advantage of every day and lived life to the fullest. Her generosity and love for others was enormous.

Barbara was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. She and Bill loved studying literature and history and pursued continued education all of their lives. She shared her love of reading with her family and spent countless hours reading to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on Aug. 14, 2015. She is survived by their children, Karen (Craig) Hertsgaard, Bill (Jane) Hilgedick and Christine (Pete) Boyer, and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Oct. 12 at Waverly Gardens in North Oaks, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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