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Hilde Townsend

Hilde Francesca Townsend (Jelen)

Wednesday, December 6th, 1939 - Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Hilde F. Townsend, 80, of Racine, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, comfortably at her home as she wished, surrounded by love.

She was born in Neuhaus, Czechoslovakia, on December 6, 1939, to the late Rudolph and Hilda (Pitr) Jelen. She was raised in Germany.

At the age of 15, Hilde immigrated to Canada, and shortly after became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She spent most of her adult life in the Chicagoland area.

Hilde had been a hair stylist and cosmetologist for over fifty years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking which she shared with friends and family. Hilde was very proud of her heritage and enjoyed telling the many stories of her life. Most of all, Hilde was proud of her son, especially his military service.

She is survived by her son, Anthony (Mary Beth) Townsend; her grandsons, Alex and Aaron Townsend; her brothers, Rudolph (Mary Ann) Jelen, and Jozef Endel; and her niece and caretaker, Aymee Zimmerman. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Private services were held by the family in Hamilton, Canada, where she will be laid to rest beside her parents.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit & Sign Hildeā€™s Online Memorial Book at:
www.prokofunerlahome.com
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Joanna Storm

Posted at 10:45pm
Hilda was like a sister to my mother. They laughed like school girls and debated as girls too. She was there for whoever needed her, it was as if she lived for helping others. Her stories about Germany were intriguing, to know what she went though and still had compassion for others. Hilda has a heart of gold! Stubborn ole gal you'll be missed! Until we meet again, Godspeed! Aufweidersehen
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