Hilda Giles
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Hilda Giles

Mrs. Hilda C. Giles, age 93 of Greenville, died Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Spectrum Health United Rehab and Nursing Center in Greenville. She was born February 19, 1929 in McBride, the daughter of Hans and Emma (Jensen) Christensen. On February 22, 1947, she married Arlie Giles. Hilda was a faithful Christian and longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School. Hilda was a Blue Star Mother and a member of the Lester Sitts VFW Post 5065 Auxiliary. Arlie and Hilda enjoyed traveling all over the world, including to Mexico City and Denmark. They also enjoyed camping with their trailer all over the country and wintering in Florida for many years. Hilda was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. After 75 years of marriage, Arlie preceded Hilda in death on July 9, 2022. She was also preceded in death by her son Dennis Giles, who was killed in Vietnam; and her siblings, Mabel Hosford Hopkins, Toval Christensen, Harry Christensen, Elwood Christensen, and Irene Williams. Hilda is survived by her children, Rory (Lynn) Giles of Gowen, Theresa Sherman of Greenville, and Roy Giles (Karen Bull) of Greenville; grandchildren, Michael, Aeron, Levi (Norma), Ryan (Tracy), Nathan, Adrian, Terry Lynn, Cadie, Trafford (Ashley), and Cody; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service. Rev. Betsy Kamphuis will serve as officiant. A luncheon at church will immediately follow the service, and graveside services will take place at 1:00 pm at Rest Haven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.

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on October 1, 2022
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