Hilda Chase Beaulieu, age 85, of Bena, Minnesota lost her battle with cancer and began her journey to the Spirit World at 4:30 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Hilda was born in Sugar Point, MN. on June 5, 1934 the daughter of Walter and Tillie (Whitecloud) Chase Sr.
Hilda loved spending time with her family, children, grandchildren, friends and nieces and nephews. Hilda and her husband were avid fishermen before Truman traveled onto the Happy Hunting Ground in October 1997. She also loved spending time hunting, swimming, reading, traveling and going to the casino. Hilda loved to play backgammon online and never missed her favorite TV game show Wheel of Fortune. She was a very private person but also loved to spend time with family and friends dancing, listening to Elvis, telling stories and she lived and loved life to the fullest.
Hilda was a hard-working woman with very high strong work ethics and worked 25 years for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, before that she worked at the University of Minnesota until reaching retirement age and moved home to Sugar Point. Hilda also worked for a trucking company in Roseville, MN. and the Duluth Bank of Commerce.
She will be dearly missed by all who love her. Hilda will be welcomed at the gates of heaven by the love of her life and husband Truman C. Beaulieu, her parents, her brothers, David, Donald, Harry and Arthur Chase Sr., her sisters, Lena, Leona and Marilyn (Chase) Hanson and her grandson, Leedon Beaulieu.
Family Hilda leaves behind to cherish her memory are her son: Randy (Ronda) Beaulieu, and daughter Debra E. Beaulieu, granddaughters: Aimee (Greg) Potter, Angela Beaulieu, Sonia Lightfeather, Cheyenne Lightfeather, grandsons: Jesse A. Beaulieu, Dylan Beaulieu and great grandsons: Cheyenne Beaulieu-Banks, and Robert Beaulieu, and her great granddaughters: Savannah Potter, Ryanne Jenkins, Leeanne Beaulieu, Lanahnny Beaulieu-Banks and Dakota Beaulieu and Hilda's great great granddaughter Arya Gale, her brothers: Walter (Nadine) Chase II., Joseph (Sharon) Chase Sr., and Gerald Chase, a sister: Hazel Chase, best friend Teddi Redwing, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Hilda's family would like to say Gitchi Miigwech to Jesse A. Beaulieu, Angela Beth Beaulieu, Greg and Aimee Potter, Dakota and Nahnny Beaulieu, the hospice nurses and doctors who took such extremely good care of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great/Great great Grandmother. You all are loved and appreciated so very much for all your hard work keeping Hilda as comfortable as possible and will always remember how you all stepped up and went above and beyond to allow Hilda to leave this world with dignity. Love you all!
A wake for Hilda will be held on Friday, March 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bena Community Center in Bena, MN. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28th, with the center to open at 8:00 a.m. Leonard Fineday and/or Genevieve Chase will officiate. Pallbearers for Hilda will be Greg Potter, Jesse Beaulieu, Dylan Beaulieu, Cheyenne Lightfeather, Cheyenne Beaulieu and Harry Chase. Her honorary pallbearers are Joseph Chase, Walter Chase, Gerald Chase, Hazel Chase and Teddi Redwing. Interment will be in the Beaulieu Cemetery Waboose at Bena, MN following her Saturday services. Due to health concerns, there will be not luncheon following the service.
Hilda’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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