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Hilda Fein was born October 29, 1937, in Heidelberg, Germany, to Ludwig and Elizabeth (Schmitt) Fein. Hilda was raised in Heidelberg where she received her education.
She married Leif D. Tronstad on August 11, 1959, in Heidelberg. They lived in numerous cities throughout the United States as Leif was serving in the military and then with the railroad. Their last move brought them to Moorhead, MN, in 1982.
Leif died on July 10, 1985, and Hilda has made her home in Moorhead since that time. She worked many years for Kmart in Moorhead.
Hilda died Monday, March 21. 2022, in Sanford Health, Fargo, at eighty-four years of age.
Hilda was very active in many roles at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church in Moorhead. She enjoyed puzzle books, and reading Harlequin romance novels. She learned the English language by listening to Elvis Presley recordings and even visited Graceland.
Family was very important to Hilda. She made numerous trips to Germany over the years to reconnect with her relatives.
Hilda is survived by her daughter, Kornelia “Kay” (Don) Williams, Coon Rapids, MN; two grandchildren, Brian (Kelly) Williams and Jennifer (Phil) Reno; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Caitlin and Grace Reno; and a brother, Herman Fein, Heidelberg.
Visitation for Hilda will begin at 1 PM, followed by a funeral at 2 PM, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Burial will take place in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Moorhead.