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Hildegard Auguste Gicklhorn
August 30, 1930 ~ October 10, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Hilde Auguste Gicklhorn, of Mahwah, NJ, affectionately known as “Oma” in her later years, passed away after contracting COVID 19 during her recovery from a recent fall. Hilde was 92, born in Germany and immigrated to the US with her husband, Erwin, and the first three of her five children in 1957. Hilde lived in Mahwah and is survived by her children and their spouses: Evelyn and Todd Becker of Mahwah, NJ; Monica and Tim Knight of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; Christa Gicklhorn and Donna Smith of Maynard, MA; and Martin and Linda Gicklhorn of Moraga, CA, and her grandchildren: Tyler Becker & Lucy Tillman of Mahwah, NJ; Lauren Becker of Washington, DC, Jeffrey Gicklhorn and Kira Hefty of Missoula, MT and Daniel and Lori Gicklhorn of Issaquah, WA. Hilde was preceded in death by her husband, Erwin, and eldest son, Wilhelm (Billy).
Hilde lived with her daughter, Evelyn, at their home in Mahwah. She also spent time with her daughter Monica in Little Egg Harbor where she enjoyed watching the birds and golfers. Although physically frail in her recent years, she was mentally sharp until her final days. Hilde enjoyed cooking and baking for her family when she was a bit younger, and her family enjoyed the delicious delicacies that she would regularly bake for the holidays.
Hilde loved to do jigsaw puzzles and her family loved doing the puzzles with her. She also crocheted and made blankets for other elderly people that lived in retirement homes and they always enjoyed getting one of her lovingly made creations.
Oma lived her life with a positive attitude and always had a smile on her face. She was a truly kind and gentle person and loved the companionship of her family and friends. Oma also loved animals including Evy’s cat, Pickles, and Christa’s dogs, Tucker and Chestnut.
A graveside memorial service will be held at the Redeemer Cemetery on Chapel Road in Mahwah, NJ on December 10, 2022, at 10 AM. All friends of the family are welcome to attend.