Helen M. Hundsdorfer


Helen M. Hundsdorfer, age 80, of Highland, passed away Monday, November 17, at her home. Funeral services for 80 year-old Helen M. Hundsdorfer will be Friday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., in the Evangelical Untied Church of Christ. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

She was born on Monday, April 2, 1934, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Robert O. and Milda M. (nee Reinacher) Bargetzi.

On Saturday, August 7, 1954, she married Donald Leo Hundsdorfer who survives.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ. She was also a member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary to Post # 5694-Highland, Illinois (Past President); Evangelical United Church of Christ (Mrs. Hundsdorfer served on many church boards); Woodmen of the World Camp #6049 (long-time member of this ladies group); Highland Bowling Association (35 year member, served as President several times); Over-40 Softball League; and Senior Olympics in Softball.

Mrs. Hundsdorfer was born in Highland, Illinois. She grew up in Highland and graduated from Highland High School in 1952. She worked at Alton Box Company in Highland as a receptionist for 4 years, reared her family, and when her youngest started school she started working part-time at Hug’s Men & Boys Wear in Highland. She worked there for 12 years as her children went through school. She then worked at Jakel’s Manufacturing for several years as a bookkeeper and was an Office Manager for Journal Newspapers of Southern Illinois, Belleville, for 10 years. She also worked at Basler Electric in Highland for a year before retiring in 1993. She was very athletic and enjoyed golf. She was well-known for her softball and bowling skills. She enjoyed sewing and quilting. She and her husband enjoyed motorcycle riding for many years, but had not ridden with him since the early 1990’s. From 2005 to 2008, she went on road trips to Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arkansas on the motorcycle. She enjoyed working in her flower garden every year and her constant companion was her dog “Bismarck”.

Survivors include:
Husband – Donald L. Hundsdorfer, Highland, IL
Son – Steven D. (significant other-Tina Bradley) Hundsdorfer, Plainfield, IN
Son – Wayne A. (Kathy) Hundsdorfer, Indialantic, FL
Daughter – Kay E. (Rex) Whitecotton, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Donald E. “D. C.” Clark, Dittmer, MO
Grandchild – Ashley C. Hundsdorfer, Charlotte, NC
Grandchild – Kaytlin E. (Dr. Benjamin Rogier) Reedy-Rogier, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Kelly E. Hundsdorfer, Kansas City, MO
Grandchild – Alexa N. Hundsdorfer, San Francisco, CA
Grandchild – Kyle M. Hundsdorfer, Lexington, KY
Great Grandchild – Donald L. Clark, Dittmer, MO
Great Grandchild – Ella R. Clark, Dittmer, MO
Sister – Ellen E. Gelly (twin sister), Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Gladys L. Bargetzi, Highland, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Robert O. Bargetzi
Mother – Milda M. Bargetzi (nee Reinacher)
Brother – Raymond R. Bargetzi (died 7/13/2002)
Brother In-law – Leonard C. “Bud” Gelly (died 5/14/1998)

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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