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Eleanor Hilgenbrinck

November 18, 2012

Mrs. Eleanor P. Hilgenbrinck, 87, of Quincy died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday (November 18, 2012) in the Good Samaritan Home.

   Born October 2, 1925 at home near East Hannibal, Levee Township, Pike County Illinois. She was the daughter of William Harry and Ruth Babb Peters. She married Donald Hilgenbrinck on August 12,1956 in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Quincy. He survives.
Eleanor attended grade school at Bird Slough for eight years, one year at Kinderhook High School and then graduating from Hull High School in 1943. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Mendon Homemakers, Mendon Eastern Star and participated in other community activities. Eleanor enjoyed her family and friends and especially loved having Christmas with her Grandchildren.

   She worked in Hannibal at J.C.Penney, the Hannibal Rubber Plant and later as a clerk at the Sonnenberg's Department Store. After moving to Quincy she was a secretary at Tenk Hardware.

   Survivors include her husband, Donald; a son, Donald J. Hilgenbrinck and his wife Emy of Quincy; three grandchildren, Jessica Hilgenbrinck of Milwakee, WI, Luke Hilgenbrinck of Kirksville, MO and Chad Hilgenbrinck who is a student at Northwestern University; a sister, Ruth Cole of Hull; two brothers, William J. Peters and Lester L. Peters of Hannibal, MO; a special cousin Mary Riester of Belleville, IL; three sisters in law, Ruth Peters of Quincy, Joyce Peters of Hannibal, MO and Geraldine Foust of Palmyra, MO; two brothers in law, Robert Hilgenbrinck (Mary) and William Hilgenbrinck (Janet) both of Ursa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and special friends, Joe and Marilyn Meyer of Quincy.

   Mrs. Hilgenbrinck was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Joseph Peters and Louis Fredrick Peters; three sisters in law, Garnette Peters, Betty Peters and Marilyn Starman.

   Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Bauer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be from 11:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home.
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