(Agnes) Mae Hillestad, age 70, of New Richmond, WI, died peacefully on Thursday, July 19 at Osceola Medical Center in Osceola, WI.
Mae was born in New Richmond, WI on February 18th, 1937 to Milton and Agnes (Wood) Baxter. She married Earl Hillestad on March 16, 1957 in Deer Park, WI.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents Milton and Agnes (Wood) Baxter. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Earl; two daughters, Daren (Richard) Erdmann of Wisconsin Rapids, and Denice (Anthony) Francis of Lindstrom; four grandchildren, A.J. and Kayla Erdmann of Wisconsin Rapids, Nathaniel and Brittany Becker of Lindstrom; sister, Elaine Dixen of River Falls.
Mae was raised on a farm in Deer Park, and graduated from Amery High School in 1955 and attended the University of Minnesota as a X-Ray Technician. She worked at several different hospitals, but the most at Osceola Medical Center. She was an active member of several social and professional offices including Homemakers, 4-H leader for over 25 years, Veterinary Examining Board, church committees and Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 24 at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond with Reverend Alan George and Reverend Harvey Stower officiating. Vocalist was Mary Wright, who was accompanied by Jerri Rang. An Eastern Star service was provided by the Willow River Chapter No. 37 O.E.S. at the visitation on Monday, July 23 at Beebe Mortuary. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements were with Beebe Mortuary. Memorials preferred by the family.
(Amery Free Press - Tuesday, July 24, 2007)