Hilda Lorraine Howard, 74, of Dodge Center, passed away on Sept. 22, 2019, at Squaw Lake, Itasca.

Hilda was born on Oct. 4, 1944, the daughter of Rudolph and Leona (Kober) Dietrich in Owatonna. Hilda was united in marriage to Donald Trahan on Jan. 31, 1967, and they were later divorced. In June 1978, she married Myron Howard and he passed away in 1986.

Hilda was a cook for many years working at Welsch's turkey and hog farm in Dodge Center, Sunset Grill in Dodge Center, and Hardee's in Owatonna. Hilda enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Hilda is survived by her children, Kathy (Robert) Crandall of Dodge Center, Kenneth (Kari) Trahan of Williston, N.D., Teresa (Kenny) Gilbertson of Kasson, and Christy (Justin) Sjol of Williston, N.D.; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Alvin Dietrich, Mantorville; and two sisters, Marlene Dietrich, Kasson, and Janet Faber, River Falls, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 25 South Street SW, Dodge Center. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating.

To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.czaplewskifuneralhomes.com; Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes; 507-374-2155.

Blessed be her memory.