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Hilma Ungeheuer

July 30, 1921 — July 13, 2018

Hilma Dolores (Switzer) Ungeheuer passed away on July 13, 2018, at Ft. Scott Medical Lodge, she was 96. Hilma was born in rural Mound City on July 30, 1921, the oldest daughter of Harry and Ruby(Stites) Switzer. Hilma grew up with her sister Betty and lived her entire life in Linn County. Her early education was spent in the one room school house, District #9, that is now part of the historical museum on Main Street in Mound City. She graduated from Mound City High School in 1938. Hilma married Donald Ungeheuer on September 10, 1939, and they had four children; Colleen, David, Dillard and Beth. Hilma was a very active, energetic person and was widely known in the community through her and Donald''s many years of farming and 4-H. Hilma and Donald were very proud that all four of their children graduated from Kansas State University. Together, they were even more proud to have ten grandchildren. Donald and Hilma were a wonderful team, and she dearly loved the old rock house that was their family homestead in Centerville. Hilma was a tireless volunteer in many organizations. She loved music and was a talented singer and pianist. Hilma was a skilled seamstress and spent countless hours in her sewing room making dresses and costumes for her children and grandchildren. She also taught sewing to grandkids and others. She loved gardening, baking pies, mowing her lawn, and she was a member of the Blue Mound Federated Church. She greatly loved politics and elections and worked on many local and state campaigns and government committees. Hilma is preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald, August 17, 1991. Her daughter Colleen Cayton; her daughter-in-law Brenda Ungeheuer; and her sister Betty Thompson. She is survived by her son-in-law Ruffin Maddox, of Arlington, VA; David Ungeheuer, Dillard and Charleta Ungeheuer, and Beth and Lee Wilson, all of Centerville, KS. Hilma leaves behind ten grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Hilma is also survived by a close cousin, Lee Fisher of Denver, CO. A celebration of Hilma''s life will be held 10 am Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 pm Monday, July 23 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Blue Mound Federated Church. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com .

Visitation Details

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel

Service Information

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 10:00am, Blue Mound Federated Church

Interment Details

Wesley Chapel Cemetery

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