Rochelle “Shelley” A. Hilgart, 70, Winter

Rochelle “Shelley”  A. Hilgart, age 70, of Winter, formerly of Park Falls, died on Friday November 15, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.  She was born on August 17, 1949 in Park Falls, the daughter of Charles Patterson and Annabel (Woody) Smith.  She attended St. Anthony’s grade school and Park Falls High School.  After graduating, she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing in Wausau.  She was employed by several Nursing Homes over the years, including: Park Falls, Ashland, Tomahawk, Eau Claire, and Phillips until retiring in 2003.  On August 26, 1989 she married Frederic M. Hilgart in Tacoma, WA.  Shelley was an avid reader and book collector, especially historical subjects.  She loved her pets and her pot-bellied pig, “Rosie”.


She is survived by:

Her husband Fred of Winter

her brother Charley Smith of ParkFalls/Green Bay

her sister-in-law Jennifer Euclide of Fifield

her aunt Lillian Balzar of Park Falls


Joshua (Jocelyn) Smith of Woodruff

Andrew (Vanessa) Smith of Park Falls

Patrick (Jordon) Smith of Marengo

and seven great nieces and nephew, and many cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father Conrad Hilgart.


Her family wishes to offer a heartfelt thanks to all her friends and neighbors, Supportive Home Health Services, and the staff of Marshfield Medical Center for their loving care and support.


A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Park Falls on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 11:00am.  Fr. Shaji Pazhukkathara will officiate.


A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday November 30, from 10:00am until the hour of the service.


Interment will take place at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls at a later date.


Novtizke-Birch Street Funeral Service is assisting the family.