Hildegarde Kiefer "Hildy" Hinkel

Hildegarde K. Hinkel, age 96, departed this life peacefully, at home on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

She was predeceased by her best friend and beloved husband of 72 years, Bill, on September 2nd of this year.

Retirement accomplish- ments include, "Hildy's Herb Recipes", an auto-biography, sewing, quilting, planning parties and flower arranging. Hildy was a life-long student of the bible and the teachings of Christian Science.

Her children, Hildi Bachtle of Wilm., DE, Bill, Jr. and wife, Carol of Merritt Island, Richard and wife, Emily of Springfield, OR, and their families will privately celebrate her life at a later date. The Hinkel's have been blessed with nine grandchildren and fifteen+ great-grandchildren.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, 2012