Funeral Mass for Tarsilla M. Hyberger will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at the Notre Dame Parish in Cresco, Iowa. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery following the service.
Friends may call at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Scripture service will be held around 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at Notre Dame Church.
Tarsilla M. Hyberger, 88, of Cresco, died Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, at the hospital in Cresco.
Tarsilla Margaret Reicks was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Festina, Iowa, to Raymond H. Reicks and Mary Ann Baumler. She attended school through the 8th grade and later obtained her GED. She continued her education in Minneapolis, for nursing. During World War II, she was a “Rosie the Riveter” working in Burbank, Calif., on B-17 Bombers.
After the war, Tarsilla worked as a nurse for over 40 years. Over the years, she worked as a nurse in Minneapolis; Waukon, Iowa; Decorah, Iowa; Austin; and Cresco, Iowa. For 16 years, she was the owner and Administrator of the Hyberger Nursing Home in Cresco and later worked at Evans Memorial Home for 18 years.
Tarsilla was united in marriage to Raymond G. Hyberger on Sept. 20, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cresco. He passed away on June 1, 1995.
Tarsilla enjoyed traveling, going to Europe three times and visiting all but three of the states in the United States. She traveled through Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Jordan and Palestine. She also traveled to see Pope John Paul II when he visited Iowa.
Tarsilla volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Howard County, and served as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher and was a Pink Lady at Regional Health Services of Howard County. She enjoyed walking, cooking and reading, and after she turned 65 bought a set of golf clubs and took up golfing.
She is survived by her four sons, Ronald (Donna) Hyberger of Cresco, Mark (Karla) Hyberger of Litchfield, Dana (Linda) Hyberger of Rochester and Patrick (Jody) Hyberger of Wykoff; seven grandchildren, Cary, Christopher, Jessica, Samuel, Kathryn, Maxwell and Peter; three step-grandchildren, Mark, Brady and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Grace and Townes; and step-great-grandchildren, Conner, Courtney and Shane. Also surviving are two brothers, Denis Reicks and Nestor (Dolly) Reicks, both of Cresco.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings, Cleo, Geneva, Rufina and Dell.
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