Hildegarde (Fleck) Morrell, 80, of Mandan, ND passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Sanford Health in Bismarck.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church, Mandan. Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at Weigel Funeral Home with a Rosary/Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Hildegarde was the seventh child born to Anton J. and Monica (Berger) Fleck on July 22, 1939 in rural Fallon, North Dakota. She was born on the farm, delivered by her grandmother Florentina who was a midwife. She attended St. Peter & Paul Catholic school in Fallon. She also attended Oak Coulee School and Mandan High School. Her Catholic faith was very strong. She collected many dolls. Her first language was German, and she learned English from a hired hand. On June 3, 1959, Hildegarde married Martin Morrell at St Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Fallon. Their first child was a baby girl, Colleen. After four short months Colleen died in Hildegarde’s arms while on the farm. She had 4 more children, two boys and two girls.
Hildegarde was a homemaker by trade. She did private housekeeping for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; going for coffee at Fried’s Family Restaurant; going on cruises with Martin, Delvin, and Francine; making many trips to Laughlin, NV with her family and siblings. She also enjoyed collecting religious articles.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Martin, of 60 years; children Deanna Zook, Mark Morrell, Bonnie (David) Schall, Delvin (Francine) Morrell; grandchildren Kayla (Alex) Doll, Ashley Zook, Alicia (Kaplyn) Gorney, James Zook, Gunnar Morrell, Shelbie Morrell, Adeline Morrell, Rachel Schall, Jack Schall, Samantha Morrell, Katie (Jameson) Heid, Lynsey (Casey) Diehl, and Deserey Morrell; great grandchildren Issac Doll, Aiden Doll, Benjamin Zook, Skylar Heid, Jaxon Heid, and Grace Diehl; siblings Lenora (Leonard) Haider, Valentine (Doris) Fleck, Clara (Melvin) Beckler, Richard Fleck, Bernadette (Rick) Warhurst, Melvin (Shirley) Fleck, Leonard (Karen) Fleck; and sister-in-law Ceclia (Berger) Fleck-Geiger.
She is preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Colleen; siblings Lucas, Anton, Adeline (Vogel), Casper, Jerome and Alphonse Fleck; father and mother-in-law Dominick and Magdelena (Doll) Morrell; grandson Dylan Morrell; brothers-in-law Harold Schlinger and Matt Vogel; and, sister-in-law Maggie (Vogel) Fleck.
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