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Happy 100 to Hildegard Schoenauer of Slinger, WI

June 27, 2022 – Slinger, Wi – Hildegard Schoenauer turns 100 years old today. A native of Speyer Germany, Schoenauer came to the U.S. in 1951 when she was 29 years old.

Hildegard Schoenauer

Born in a hospital in Germany in 1922, Schoenauer had two brothers and a sister.

During a conversation at her current home at Serenity Villa in Slinger, Schoenauer spoke about long drives on a Sunday afternoon with her family from Frankfurt to Italy.


Schoenauer reminisced about dancing the Waltz and swimming in her youth. She said her favorite food is pork chops, creamed spinach and potatoes. “We cut up onions and it was delicious,” she said.

Schoenauer spent most of her life since 1951 at home in Chicago.

Schoenauer returned to Vienna, Austria with her niece in 1959 when she went back home for a vacation. During that time, she met her future husband Rudy, and they married shortly thereafter and at age 38 she had one son James, who currently lives in West Bend, WI.


According to her daughter-in-law Schoenauer worked as a hostess and later for United Airlines out of Midway Airport.


Please join us in wishing Hildegard a happy 100th birthday.

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