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Elsie Ellen Hilden

January 4, 1923 July 31, 2013
Elsie Ellen Hilden
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Obituary for Elsie Ellen Hilden

Elsie Ellen Hilden, 90 a former Traprock Valley resident and current resident of Lapeer, MI passed away Wednesday morning July 31, 2013 at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility.
Elsie was born on January 4, 1923 in Mohawk, MI a daughter of Ali Martilias and Anna Allina (Heikkinen) Malila. She attended Mohawk and Copper City Schools.
On November 11, 1947 she married George Harold Hilden. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1984. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carl Tallent of L’Anse; a son-in-law, Donald Barber; as well as 6 brothers – George, Bernard, Arne, Carl, Melvin & William Malila; an infant brother, Edwin; & a sister, Judith (Malila) Lahnhala.
She worked as a Nurse’s Aide in Detroit during the Depression and later as a seamstress and homemaker. Elsie was an active volunteer for many years. She enjoyed painting, art work and sewing – she would have been a wonderful interior decorator.
Elsie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer, MI.
She is survived by: son, Kurt Hilden of Albuquerque, NM; daughters, Linda Barber of Metamora, MI; and Alice (Paul) Miller of Grand Rapids, MI; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Lila Schier of Lake Linden, MI; Several nieces and nephews as well as cousins in Finland.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, MI with Pastor Aaron Gehrke officiating.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday August 6, 2013 form 4-7 pm.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek, MI.
Online condolences may be left for the family at
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (1455 Suncrest Dr. Lapeer, MI 48446).


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