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Imogene Hertwig

November 10, 1923 - May 05, 2014

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, N.D.

12-1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, N.D.

Prayer Service:

Time of Sharing: 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, N.D.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, N.D.

Arrangements:

Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Imogene Hertwig

November 10, 1923 - May 05, 2014

Obituary

Imogene Harriet (Bye) Hertwig, 90, went home to Heaven on May 5, 2014 in Mayville ND at Luther Memorial Home, Memory Care Unit, when her wish to go home  to her Mom and Dad, Edwin and Alma (Stockmoe) Bye, was granted.

Imo was born on November 10, 1923 on the family farm in Greenfield township ND.  She attended school at a country school in the same township, where she later taught after attending 1 year at Mayville Teacher College, Mayville ND.  She married Wallace Hertwig of Blanchard ND, in Crookston MN on June 7, 1947.  They resided together in Blanchard ND, until the effects of dementia affected their lives.  Imo moved to Hillsboro ND where she resided at the Kiwanis’s apartments and the Community Nursing home, until her recent move to Mayville ND in the Memory Care Unit. 

Prior to her marriage, Imo also worked as a waitress at the Galesburg Café, in Galesburg ND.  She stayed home and cared for her 5 children for many years, then worked at the Hillsboro Inn in housekeeping, prior to becoming the postmistress in Blanchard ND and taking over the Blanchard General Store. After moving to Hillsboro, she was the “grandma” for the preschool program held at the Hillsboro Armory where she helped the children and served as an aide in their classroom for a few hours a couple times a week. 

Imo has been a member of St John Lutheran Church in Hillsboro since her marriage and was very active as a Sunday School teacher, and officer of LWML until her health began to fail.  She and Wallace sang at celebrations in the community and at special functions.  Music was a very important part of her life as she would play piano or strum guitar, all self taught or “by ear” while the family would gather around and sing.  Imo was also active in the Blanchard Homemakers Club and would make many craft projects and enjoyed ceramics and needlepoint, making gifts for family and friends. 

Imo is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wallace Hertwig, her 5 children, Larry Hertwig, Jerry Hertwig (Theresa), Susie Miller (Vic), Janet Mitzel (Kirk), and John Hertwig (Diane), 11 grandchildren, Karie Kowalski (Stan), Pennie Reinke (Dennis), Cindy Dullum (Derek), Christy Strandberg (Nick), Anthony Mitzel (Megan), Monica Lang (Tyler), Kirsten Lindsey (Matt), Killian Miller (Kristina), Andy Hertwig, Ashley Hertwig, and Evan Hertwig, and 15 great-grandchildren, her sisters, Joyce Larson (Louis), and Dorothy Norgaard (Paul), and many nieces, nephews, and brother and sister-in-laws.. She was precede in death by her parents, Edwin and Alma Bye and by her brother, Emery Bye.

Memorials funds have been set up for St John Lutheran Church and the Hillsboro school H509 Scholarship fund.  A special thank you to the staff at both Hillsboro Community Nursing Home and to the Luther Memorial Home for the wonderful care given during this last years.

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  1. Karen Knutson Morgan says:

    Fort Collins ColoradoMy heartfelt condolences to you. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of my times at your house and Imo. She was always so welcoming. I’m sure Imo will be up visiting with Mom & Dad (Marge & Stan) and my sister Elaine. God Bless You all and may you feel God’s strength and love as you mourn her loss. Hugs and Love! – Karen Knutson Morgan

  2. David & Patsy Madsen says:

    Sorry to hear about Imo. We send our sincere sympathy to all of you.

  3. Karla Schroeder says:

    Fargo ND
    My Dear Imo,

    I have so many fond memories of you. You were the most funny, loving and kind hearted woman I was so blessed to have known. Thank you so much for taking me and my Mom in when I was a baby. You changed and influenced our lives. Have fun up there in heaven with my Grandma Vivian. God has added another “blessed” angel.

  4. John Hertwig says:

    Mom, you touched so many lives and you will continue to do so through your children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, …….. My heart is broken, but I know you found your folks.
    We’ll Miss You

  5. Ashley Hertwig says:

    To the sassiest and most loving lady I have ever known, I hope you are already letting people know how much of a queen you are up there in Heaven. Find your parents and give them a hug, I know you have been waiting to do that for a while. Make some “Special Rolls” and send some back here for me! Throw in a few foxy treats while you’re at it. Sing a few songs and smile. No regrets, remember? You are home. Jeg esker deg.

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