Delores Lechterman

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Delores F.M. Lechterman

Delores Frieda Mae Lechterman, age 77 of Tilleda, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Born on May 26, 1936 in Shawano, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Hoffmier) Pieper. On October 30, 1954 she was united in marriage to Louis E. Lechterman at the St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond. The couple lived most of their life in the Tilleda area where they owned and operated the Tilleda Hardware Store for 30 years. The couple were members of the Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda where they served as janitor for 43 years and Delores was active with the WELCA. She was also a member of the Tilleda Advancement Club and was a general leader of the Tilleda Timber Wolves 4-H Club for 25 years. Delores loved visiting with people, going to ball games, cooking, baking, watching the birds and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed riding her bicycle. For the past two years, Delores has made her home with her daughter, Mary and her husband, Leroy Hiltgen.

Delores is survived by: 3 children, Mary (Leroy) Hiltgen of Tilleda, Marcy (Allen) Heimos of Ashwaubenon, Michael (special friend, Melissa Sleeter) Lechterman of Shawano; 10 grandchildren, Christopher (fiancé, Lisa Olson), Jonathan (fiancé, Katie Marquardt), and Justin (fiancé, Sally Coggins) Lechterman, Jennifer (Josh) Meyer, Jeffrey (Lorraine), Gregrey (fiancé, Gina Micalettie), Daniel (Angie) and Christopher (Amy) Hiltgen, Jesse and Dana (Carol) Heimos; 10 great-grandchildren, Easton Lechterman, Megan, Hillary, Geoff, Tad, Carsten, Shelby, Greta, Odyssesseous and Zanarchin Hiltgen; 2 great great-grandchildren, Breah and Reagan Hiltgen; and a brother, Darwin (Pat) Pieper of Gresham.

Delores was preceded in death by: her loving husband, Louis on August 13, 2007; her parents; and 2 brothers, Robert (Joyce) and Willis (Bonnie) Pieper.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda with the Rev. Dennis Creswell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30am until the time of the service.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Oct. 22, 2013
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