Hilda was born on June 11, 1917, in Colome, SD to Jacob and Matilda (Kahler) Schamber. As a young woman, Hilda worked on her parents’ farm in SD and helped care for her younger siblings.
On June 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to Robert McCarthy in Luverne, MN. She was a homemaker who loved to make German dishes and sing German songs. She shared the love of baseball with her husband and was a huge Minnesota Twins fan. Hilda’s outlook on the world was always with a smile on her face. Everyone she saw was always greeted with a hearty smile, a smile she carried to the very end.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; grandsons, Tracy and Brandon Hale; stepson, Damon McCarthy, Sr.; 3 sisters; 3 brothers.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy Hale of Houston, TX, Judy (Kaj) Granholm of Nevis, MN; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; 3 stepgrandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 brother.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2012 at Methodist Church in Plankinton, SD with the Rev. Atkins officiating. Visitation will be held two hours before services at the church. Interment will be in Mitzpah Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the church. Memorials may be made to Dementia Care Foundation, 69531 213th St., Darwin, MN 55324.