Hildegard Waltraud Grete Grobbecker (nee Koch), age 92, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Stratford General Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Born June 20, 1929, in Friedland, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Otto Koch & Charlotte (Plath). She was predeceased by her husband Hansjochen (1986). Surviving are her sons Bernd (Lynne) of St. Marys, Karl (Christine) of Stratford and Paul (Kim) of Kitchener, her 8 grandchildren; Alicia, Amanda (Mitch), Kurt, Nikki (Brennan), Jodi (Tim), Jillian (Ryan), Cara (Ilmar), Kaylei and her 4 great grandchildren; Izabella, Oliver, Gavin and Brayden. Hilde had 2 sisters, Ilse (Lippert) & Fritz (Lippert), both deceased and Helga (Elter) & Wolfgang Elter(deceased) of Strasburg, Germany, sister -in-law Doerthe Grobbecker of Berlin, Germany, brother-in-law Christian Grobbecker (Maria deceased), of Werder/Havel, Germany. Hilde was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law Mary Grobbecker. Hilde will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews in Germany.   Hilde was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church and before her retirement she nursed at Stratford General Hospital. Her interests included card writing, crocheting, photography, gardening and most of all enjoying time with her family. The family will celebrate Hilde’s life with a private family funeral service on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford. Those who wish to join the family from their home can do so by clicking view livestream under Hilde’s obituary on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to directly the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth www.rotaryhospice.ca or by cheque through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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