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Hildegard "Hilde" Hefftner was born in Nuremburg, Germany on October 12, 1924. She passed away on August 19, 2016 in Indio,California. Hilde was an orphan at age 8 and then taken in by Richard and Karoline Strauch who made her a part of their family along with there children Inge, Irene and Herbert.
Hilde lived through and survived World War II and was once used as a human shield by allied soldiers.
She raised her niece Inge from birth until leaving Germany for the United States.

Once in the United States she settled in Los Angeles and proudly became a U.S. Citizen. She often announced to the World that she no longer German.
She was an American. While working in a Dental Lab in Los Angeles she met the LOVE of her life, Fred Hefftner. They married in 1959 and remained
happily married until Fred's passing in 1999. Hilde and Fred were Avid Golfers and retired to a Home in Palm Desert in 1970. They were both members
of area Country Clubs where they enjoyed spending time with many friends.

Hilde loved her family. Niece Inge Blackmore and husband Bill and Children Rick and Roger, in Texas. Her niece Irene Schope and husband Herbert and
their children, Claudia and Harry in Germany. She loved all dogs and Kept bags of treats to pass out to the neighborhood dogs as their owners walked them by her house.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10:30am ,at Desert Memorial Pak 31-705 DaVall Dr.. in Cathedral City.

Hilde's family would like to Thank Elizabeth Hengstler, Lisa and the rest of the Staff at Desert Cottages Residential Care Home for the specialized care the provided to Hilde during the last year of her life.