5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 1 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
1-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 2 in Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.
7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 1 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 2 in Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.
Holy Cemetery North, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Hildegarde Taylor was born to eternal life on February 25 under the care of Hospice at Villa Maria with her family at her side.
Hildegarde (Hildy) Altenbernd was born on December 21, 1916 to Louis and Marie (Brandt) Altenbernd, Sabin, MN. She graduated from Moorhead High and Concordia College. Hildy was a Home Extension Agent in Olivia MN when she married Fred R. Taylor in 1942. Hildy taught at Fargo Central, lived in St. Paul, MN and Warwick, RI prior to returning to Fargo in 1955. Hildy earned an M.S. in Food and Nutrition at NDSU. She was the director of St. Anthony’s school lunch program, and taught at Shanley High School. She helped begin the Shanley Speech and Debate program and worked tirelessly on the “First Nighter”. She was affectionately known as Mrs. T by many.
Hildy and Fred retired to West Silent Lake MN and Yuma AZ in 1980. After Fred’s death in 1982, she remained in Fargo and served as Sacristan at Nativity Catholic Church. In 2003, Hildy moved to Riverview. She touched many in her years of teaching and church service. Hildy was namded Mother of the Year by Nativity Catholic Church and received the Nano Nagle award from the Sisters of the Presentation in 2003. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bridge.
She is survived by her four children, Patricia (Duane) Berglund of Dent MN and Sun City West AZ, Kathleen (Rodney) Valenta of Powell OH, Frederick R. (Jill Jensen) Taylor Jr. of Minneapolis MN, and Richard L. (Debbie Perkins) Taylor of Atlanta GA, eleven grandchildren, Jeffrey (Monica), Jonathan (Nicole), and Paul (Nikki) Berglund, Tiffany (Valenta) Robinson, Nicol (Valenta) (Mark)Anderson, and Ryan Valenta, Michael and Anne Taylor, and Lucy, Patrick (Sarah) and Lucas Taylor. She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, sisters, Esther Dibley and Louise Gedde, and brother Walter Altenbernd.
Memorials are suggested for the Presentation Sisters (Fargo), and Hospice of the Red River Valley.