Hildegard Ciesiel, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Venice, FL on April 9, 2021. Hildegard was born in Hamburg, Germany on June 8, 1935. She made her way to the United States in the late 1950’s. She spent many years in the Chicago area building a new and successful life in America. She had many interesting jobs and ultimately became an in-house travel agent with Allstate Insurance where she met and married Elmer Ciesiel. They were married for more than 20 years and settled in Riverwoods, IL. They spent their retirement years at their homes on Barker Lake in Winter, WI, and as snowbirds in Venice, FL. While in Winter, they formed many new friendships and became a part of a close-knit “Up North Family”.
After Elmer’s death in 2015, Hildegard was lucky enough to find love with Bill Jandt of Winter, WI and together they shared almost 6 happy years of traveling and companionship.
Hildegard had a huge heart, was always the life of the party, and a joy in the lives for all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34238.