Obituary: Hildegard E. Gierke

Hildegard E. Gierke, age 82, entered eternal life on March 10 with her loving family by her side.

Hildegard is survived by her loving children, Eileen (Robert) Borgo and Michael (Darla) Gierke; four cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth (Josh) Jachna and Matthew Borgo, and Ryan and Jared Gierke; cherished great-granddaughter, Annabelle Jachna; dear sister, Christel (Ernest) Gier; dear brother, Manfred (Cathy) Klemm; sister-in-law Waltraut Klemm; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Rudie W. Gierke; parents, Karl and Auguste Klemm; brothers, Waldemar, Horst (Christa) and Siegfried Klemm; and one sister in infancy.

Hildegard retired from AT&T after 20 years of employment. She will be sincerely missed by her family and friends.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Plainfield for the wonderful care provided.

Per Hildegard’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Services private. Obituary and tribute wall for Hildegard E. Gierke can be found For more information, call 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to Tezak’s Home to Celebrate Life.


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