Hildegard Elizabeth Blenkush

Hildegard Blenkush
Hildegard Blenkush

Hildegard Blenkush died March 31, 2008 at the age of 88.  Hildegard was born on March 10, 1920 in Avon, MN to Henry and Gertrude Schefers.  She moved to Oregon and married Paul Blenkush in 1942.  Hildegard found great joy growing up on a farm and in playing the accordion in a family band during her youth.  All her life, she had a passion for farming and gardening.  She was very devoted to the Roman Catholic Church.  Of all things, her greatest joy and source of pride was her family.  
    
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters, husband Paul, daughter Eileen Herrick, and son Joseph.  Survivors include brother Urban, 91, of MN, sons Paul (Sylvia), Don, Arlen (Debi) and John (Deanna); and daughters Alice, Ruth (Allen) Kayser, Georgia (Don) Marsh, Doris (Randy) Moyer, and Talea (Terry) Whitehead.  She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. 
   
A Rosary was held April 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel.   A graveside service  followed on April 4,  at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Point National Cemetery  in Eagle Point.  Our loving mother will be missed.

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