Catherine Hilborn

Resided in Iron Mountain, MI
Died December 7, 2011

Catherine Hilborn, age 91, of the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba (formerly of Iron Mountain) passed away Wednesday morning December 7, 2011 at the Christian Park Health Care Center.
Catherine was born August 26, 1920 in Iron Mountain, MI the daughter of Antone and Ada (Tomassoni) Rigoni. She was raised in Iron Mountain where she attended Iron Mountain High School. Catherine was united in marriage to Harold Hilborn on October 4, 1940 at Immanuel Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. They made their home in Iron Mountain where they raised their three children. Catherine was a member of the Immanuel Conception Church and her hobbies included cooking, baking, playing cards, going to bingo and shopping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include:

Daughters: Kathleen (James) Goodman of Friendship, WI Donna (Bill) DeNeve of Gladstone, MI Sister: Antionette Dennis of Kingsford, MI.

6 grandchildren: Thomas DeNeve, Carri Plimpton, William DeNeve, Julie DeNeve, Mike Parker and Joe Parker. 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on May 13, 1997, daughter, Harlene, on August 30, 1959 and 2 sisters.Private graveside services will be held at Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

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    I was so sad to learn of Catherine’s passing. So many wonderful memories of her and Harley, especially the time she made cut-out cookies for Christmas and he ate all the stars when she wasn’t looking. She always brought our family a container of her wonderful baked goods at Christmas and was explaining why there were no stars — and your dad was sitting off to the side just laughing and saying that he did in fact eat them all. She tried to be angry, but she saw him laughing and couldn’t help but laugh too. We all ended up laughing with them, and it’s one of our favorite family stories. Again, my sympathy to you and your families.
    Joy Carlson
    Iron Mountain MI

    Grandma, I will forever cherish the many memories you have given me since I was a small boy. From all the camping together, your wonderful meals, your homemade pasties, to “I’ll give you one of these” (knuckle sandwich), to all the love that you shared with me. I will always remember all the card games we played over the years and how you always had to have Sadie sing for everyone at Christian Park. I will forever cherish all the memories. Love always, your grandson, Tom

    Tom DeNeve
    Manton MI

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