Fr. Tim Lange
Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly
Organist ~ Georgianne Pravecek
St. George Choir
Soloist ~ Jean Ruhlman
Willie & DenAlta Patocka
Rebecca, Stephanie, Emily, Hilary
Maurina W. Hille died on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at her residence in Scotland at the age of 91 years, 8 months, and 2 days.
Maurina Wilhelmina (Lange) Hille was born on Wednesday, December 1, 1920 at Crofton, Nebraska to William and Theresa (Lammers) Lange. She graduated from Crofton High School in 1938 and went on to earn her teaching certificate from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. She taught school for 15 years in numerous rural schools and in the Utica and Tyndall public schools, until her marriage in 1954. She truly loved the years she spent teaching and would often talk about her students.
Maurina was united in marriage to Allen Hille on June 19, 1954 at Crofton Nebraska. They farmed 9 miles southwest of Scotland for close to 50 years. They retired from farming in 1992 and moved into Scotland.
Maurina was a fabulous homemaker and a great cook who took pleasure in over-indulging anyone who got near her kitchen. She raised huge vegetable and flower gardens and canned anything she could get her hands on. She enjoyed doing embroidery, reading, cooking and canning, exercising and dancing.
Maurina was an active member of St. George Catholic Church; singing in the church choir, teaching catechism classes and serving as president of the St. George Altar Society. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Society Auxiliary of Scotland, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Scotland Historical Society, where she had served as secretary.
Maurina treasured her parents, siblings and her huge extended family. She had many close friends in the community. She was the best mother and grandmother that could be imagined. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Maurina is survived by her daughter, Marcia Hille, and son-in-law Doug Coates of Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren: Eden and Adrianna Coates of Portland; a brother, Harold Lange of Columbus Nebraska; two sisters: Mabel Heisinger of Tripp SD and Norma VanHeek of Crofton Nebraska; sister-in-law, Virginia Lange of Crofton Nebraska and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, William and Theresa Lange, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen, in 2002, a brother, Robert Lange, a sister, Alda Goehring and three nephews, James Goehring, Paul Heisinger and Mark Lange.