Hildegard “Gardie” C. Abb, 104, River Pines Center, Whiting, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at her residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Daniel Kozlowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home. There will be a Bible Vigil at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Abb was born Dec. 21,1896, in Adell in Sheboygan County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Wilhelmena (Vanderberg) Dhein. She lived in Mellon and Colby before coming to Stevens Point in 1916.
She graduated from the Stevens Point Business College and began work as a bookkeeper for the Hardware Mutual Casualty Company, now Sentry Insurance.
She was married to Charles J. Abb on June 24, 1919, in Colby. He died May 16, 1964.
Survivors include one son, Richard (Marjorie), Appleton; one sister, Margaret Morse, Stevens Point; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert; one brother, Hugo Dhein; and one sister, Lillian Wilson.