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Hildegard Haines

Hildegard Haines, 82 of Warren, Indiana, passed away on June 26, 2022, at 9:50 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Hildegard was born on Feb. 15, 1940, in Erlangen, Germany, to Joseph Kolbinger and Eleanor (Fuehrman) Kolbinger, who passed away during childbirth.

Hildegard came to the USA to visit in 1959 and decided to stay.  She met her husband Edward “Ed” J. Haines, and they were married on July 2, 1960 in Huntington. 

Hildegard was a hair stylist and shop owner in Huntington and Lafayette until she and Ed retired in 1999.  She loved flower gardening and completed the Master Gardener program at Purdue.  She loved tending her gardens at home and at church.  Hildegard moved to Heritage Pointe from Monticello, where she was a member of the Monticello Christian Church. 

Ed preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.

Loving survivors include her sons, Edward (Beth) Haines of Birdsboro, Pa., and Guenter (Meredith) Haines of Indianapolis, and five grandchildren, Meghan Fricke, Ryan Haines, Graham Haines, Sydney Haines and Reagan Haines.

Hildegard was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kolbinger, step-mother, Bridgitte Kolbinger, mother, Eleanor Kolbinger, and husband, Ed Haines.

A private family celebration will be held in the near future.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  Memorial Garden Fund, Monticello Christian Church, PO Box 187, Monticello, IN 47960.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren, Indiana.

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