IRON MOUNTAIN – Edna V. Tredray-Hillman, 91, of Florence, Wis., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born June 23, 1922, in Hancock, daughter of the late Herbert and Olga Manninen. Edna grew up in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School. She married Robert Tredray in Hancock and they later moved to South Milwaukee; he preceded her in death in 1960.
While living in Milwaukee, Edna worked for Ladish Corporation for many years. Edna later married Ralph Hillman in Milwaukee and they owned and operated Hillman Florist for many years before retiring. They relocated to Cambridge, Wis. Ralph preceded her in death in 2008.
Edna then moved to Menominee Falls, Wis., with her niece, Romaine Lauridsen, to be closer to her great-niece, Lisa Mitchell. In February of this year, Edna moved to Florence.
Edna was an avid skater and enjoyed golfing. Most of all, her home was always open and she loved receiving family into her home at any time.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Kathy (Roman) Bryzgal and Carol (Robert) Dufult, both of South Milwaukee; two step-grandchildren; her loving niece, Romaine Lauridsen of Florence and her children, Lisa (Donald) Mitchell and their children Jack and Joe of West Allis, Wis., Donald (Christina) Lauridsen and their children Dempsey and Shawn, Kingsford, Shawn (Lindsey Hilltonen) Lauridsen of Amasa; and many other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The family will offer a celebration of life prayer at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in L’Anse in the spring.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Edna or leave a condolence for her family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Edna’s legacy of life.