Donna Lu Hilgediek


On Sunday, May 12, 2019, the Lord called home Donna Lu (Pursell) Hilgediek, age 84, of Sullivan, Ind. Donna was born to Lucille (Metz) Pursell and Donald Pursell, in Fillmore, Indiana, on August 14, 1934. She died peacefully at home.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Dean Allen Pursell; her sister, Barbara Mae Redifer; and her granddaughter, Stacy Lucille Ayers.
While working for American State Insurance she met the love of her life and future husband of 65 years, Calvin Hilgediek. She also worked as office manager for Hilgediek Plumbing and Heating for 16 years.
A loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Donna enjoyed spending time with family most. She enjoyed sports, and being an avid IU and Cubs fan. Donna taught Sunday school at First Christian Church for over 20 years where she was a longtime member.
Donna is survived by her husband, Calvin; her daughter, Debra (Bruce) Ayers of Sullivan, Indiana; and sons, Dan (Gaye) Hilgediek of Lafayette, Indiana, and Tom (Tina) Hilgediek of Jasper, Indiana; brother, Larry (Janet) Pursell of Crawfordsville, Indiana; grandchildren, Justin (financée Melissa Corrigan) Ayers, Nicholas (Antonia) Hilgediek, Sam Hilgediek and Hannah (financé Sam Loga); and great-grandchildren, Makiya and Adelina Ayers.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at First Christian Church in Sullivan, Indiana, with the Rev. David Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, and 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at First Christian Church in Sullivan, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Kindred Hospice is requested.
Published on May 13, 2019
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Bill Streeter
May 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Please remember the good times. Donna was a very nice person.
Your in my prayers