Alida Hellwege

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Alida F. Hellwege, 89, formerly of Altenburg, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, Ill.

She was born April 20, 1916, at Altenburg, daughter of Martin and Emma Walther Kaufmann. She and Theodore "Ted" Hellwege were married June 1, 1933. He died March 30, 1988.

Hellwege had been a custodian at Concordia Publishing in St. Louis. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lorene Pierce of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son, a sister, a brother and a great-grandson.

Friends may call at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Church in Altenburg, with the Rev. Steven Dressler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.