Hilda Ann Bowman Stettler, age 90, was called to her heavenly home on December 17, 2017. Hilda was born on October 23, 1927 in Concord, California to Alfred and Mary Bowman of Switzerland.
She loved music, and as a youth sang in the Swiss Society Choir of San Francisco with her sister and father. Hilda played the accordion, sang in her high school choirs, and was soloist at her baccalaureate. She graduated from
On March 3, 1946 Hilda married Herbert Herman Stettler in
Together they opened their home in post-war
Survivors Association, traveling around the
Over her lifetime, Hilda enjoyed bowling, golf, ping pong with her grandchildren, playing cards, and crossword puzzles. A kind woman with the gift of hospitality, her home was always open for family and friends. She was known lovingly as grandma “Tillie” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Mary Bowman, her husband of 50 years, Herbert Stettler, her brother George Bowman, sisters Marie Castleberg and Lydia Ebright.
Hilda is survived by her four children, Ken Stettler (Linda) Weed, CA, Gary Stettler, Meadview, AZ, Ron Stettler (Cindy) Houston, Texas and Heidi Larsen (Steve) Lake Jackson, Texas, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, niece Judy Schutz (Greg) , nephew Jim Bolliger (Diana) TN.
Services will be held at Santa Rosa Mortuary, Santa Rosa, California in January.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, Lake Jackson, TX - Building Fund.
Services are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia, 634 S. Columbia Dr. 77486 (979) 345-3232. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting our website at www.bakerfuneralhome.net