Margaret-Ann Hilst

Margaret-Ann Hilst

Greeley, Colorado - Margaret-Ann Hilst passed away at the age of 90, on May 26, 2021 surrounded by her children in Greeley, CO. She was much loved and is greatly missed.

Margaret-Ann was born on Sept 13, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska to parents John & Ellen Kelley (Anderson), both dentists. Margaret-Ann had two older sisters, Elsa and Patricia. She pursued nursing where she met her future husband, Wilbur Hilst, a medical student at the University of Nebraska. They married in 1956 in Omaha.

Margaret Ann was active in the Lutheran church and LWML, many civic and fellowship groups, sang in the church choir, hospital volunteer, a Cub Scout den mother, and hosted many events in their home. She enjoyed skiing, hiking and family vacations. She was known for her faith in God and her kindness to all that knew her. She truly never met a stranger.

Margaret-Ann was preceded in death by her sisters, Pat and Elsa, son Mark, husband Wilbur, and is survived by her four children (Todd, Brian, Eric, and Anne), six grandchildren (Aaron, Scott, Laura, Noel, Brycen and Coby) and two great grandchildren (Milo and Edie).

A memorial service will be held on Sat, Sept 4th at 2:00pm at St Paul Lutheran Church in Preston, KS followed by a reception for family and friends. More details, memorials and memories can be found at

Posted online on August 19, 2021