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Hank Wilhelmi

April 05, 1927 - March 17, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

1-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 23 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 22 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.

Funeral Service:

Mass of Christian Burial: 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 23 at St. Maurice's Catholic Church, Kindred.


St. Benedict's Cemetery, Wild Rice.


Fredrikson and Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Hank Wilhelmi

April 05, 1927 - March 17, 2011


Henry “Hank” Wilhelmi, 83, Kindred, ND passed away March 17, 2011in Essentia Health surrounded by his family.

Henry was born April 5, 1927 in Langdon, ND to John and Elizabeth (Mack) Wilhelmi.  He grew up in the Langdon area where he graduated from Langdon High School.  He continued his education attending NDSSS in Wahpeton.  He joined the Navy serving during World War II and served in the Pacific Theatre.    On October 24, 1949 Henry married Betty Jo Stapleton and they made their home in Kindred.  In 1949 Henry began working for Cass County Electric as an electrical advisor.  He worked there until his retirement in 1989.

He was a member of St. Maurice’s Church.  He was a proud member of the American Legion Kindred Post.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and golf and gardening.

Henry is survived by his children, Cindy (Everett) Braseth, Grand Forks, ND; Dick (Diane) Wilhelmi, West Fargo, ND; Brad (Cindy) Wilhelmi, Sioux Falls, SD; Mick (Rod) Nett, Thompson, ND; Lisa (Keith) Leatherbury, Fremont, NE; Janine Cooke, Grand Forks, ND; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike (Deb) Wilhelmi; sisters, Aileen Bachman, Lapine, OR; Jen Melland, Devils Lake, ND; Kay Kelly, Fountain Hills, AZ.

Henry was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers, Joe, Tony, Ralph, Frank and John; sister, Ann Schmidt; great-grandson, Zachary Quern.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

We wish to thank all of the nurses on 5th floor and Dr. Schlecht at Essentia Health for the great care and compassion they showed to Dad.


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  1. Melanie (Wilhelmi) Correll says:

    West Fargo ND
    Cindy, Mick, Lisa, Janine, Brad, Rick, and families,

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
    I have many fond memories of all the times we got together at your family home in Kindred. Uncle Hank and Aunt Betty Jo were always so welcoming and fun to be around. Sorry I didn’t get to the services. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

    Melanie Correll

  2. Pat Guthmiller says:

    Grand Forks ND
    Cindy and family,
    I was priveledged to get to know your dad just a little and so.. enjoyed it.
    I know he will be greatly missed.

  3. John & Carol Wickenheiser & Family says:

    Horace ND
    We will miss our dear friend Hank. When we were neighbors, Hank & I (Carol) would trade gardening stories in the summer. I’m so glad we never built that fence we had planned to put up for our dogs! Quite often Hank would come outside when he’d see me in the garden & say “Come here, I want to show you something.” I always got a nice surprise – whether it was the tomato plants, peas, or lettuce he had started in his garden shed, or new pictures of his great-grandbabies. And who could forget the “high fives” he and Logan shared. Jasmine & Samantha were so spoiled – never had to walk the 6 blocks to school as Hank was always ready to give them a ride. We were so blessed. Rest in peace, Hank. You were dearly loved.

  4. john and mona haugen says:

    Our sympathy to Hank’s family- We have many memories of you all and Hank and your Mother too. We appreciate the kindness you have shown us and hope that this great loss of your father will somehow bring back good memories for you too.

  5. Mary & Kent Lorenz says:

    We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, Mick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Dave and Gloria Kildahl says:

    Crookston MN
    Dick & Diane, Kelley and Wilhelmi Family:

    We are sorry to hear about Hank’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathy and know he will be sadly missed. It’s been quite a few years since we were in Kindred, but we remember Hank as a real fun-loving guy who treated us just like his own family’

  7. Doris Steinhaus says:

    Kindred ND
    My condolences to the family. Will always remember how Hank and Betty Jo loved to dance. Also their friendliness when you where new in town.

  8. ardella carlson says:

    cando north dakotaMy sympathy goes out to you Dick & Diane and I want you to know that I am ‘thinking of you’ Ardella

  9. Teresa Toppen says:

    Maple Grove MN
    Lisa & Keith,

    Lisa – My deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Teresa Toppen

  10. Bob & Linda Nagle says:

    Bismarck ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Bob worked many years with Hank during the off-peak boom years at Cass County Electric and it was a pleasure.

  11. Nancy Nettum (Swenson) says:

    Buxton ND
    Dear Wilhelmi Family,
    So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad Hank. He will be remember by so many for his wonderful personality and dedication to his family and work. I remember coming over to stay at your families home and he welcomed anyone in his home like it was one of his own. Always kind and generous to so many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and feel for your loss.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Nancy, Robyn and Michaela Nettum

  12. Juli (Gronbeck) Becker says:

    Oakes ND
    My sympathy to you all. I was Home Service Advisor at CCEC and worked with Hank for four years. Always enjoyed his smile and friendliness. Juli

  13. Steve & Sharon Olson says:

    Muskeo WIWe are so sorry to hear about your father’s death. We know that you have many wonderful memories to help you celebrate his life. Mick told me she knows he was already dancing the “jig” with her mother. Peace to all of you.

    With Sympathy,
    Steve and Sharon Olson

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