Burnette "Nettie" Florence Emke, of Hanover, passed away surrounded by her family at Hanover and District Hospital, Hanover on Friday, January 6, 2023. She was 87.
Born in Hanover on December 4, 1935 to the late Christian and Mary (nee Zimmerman) Hilgendorff. Nettie was employed with Peerless Buckeye, Swifts and P and H until thier name change to Excledor Foods until her retirement.
Survived by son Paul (Lynne) Lahn of Walkerton and daughter Linda (Steve) Wettlaufer of Neustadt. Special loved grandma of Joel (Amy), Danielle (Tyson), Sara (Barry), Brent (Ashley), Shayne (Lynn), Jamie (Danielle), Sharon (Ron) and great grandchildren Rileigh, Tristan, Elliott, Christopher, Cody, Josey, Mia and Adrianne. Remembered by her brother Gerry "Butch" Hilgendorff, sister in law Helen Hilgendorff both of Neustadt and by her brother in law Wayne (Eileen) Emke of Hanover as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by her husband Ron Emke, brother Ken Hilgendorff and sister Joanne Hilgendorff.
To honour her wishes, there will be no visitation or services and cremation has taken place.
Memorial donations to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover.
We are deeply saddened by Netties passing, her and Ron were always good friends! You will always be in our hearts ❤️ REST IN PEACE- Wayne Holliday
It was our honor to have Nettie in our lives for over 22 years. Words cannot express the feelings of loss that we feel. Site #11 will never belong to anyone else - will always be Ron & Nettie's site!!! R.I.P.- Pat Cottrell
Linda Paul and families. Sad to hear of your mom's passing. Lots of great memories.
Jim and Marion.
Deepest sympathy Paul and Linda and your families RIP Nettie sorry for your loss- Vicki dickert
Many fond memories of Saugeen Cedars with Nettie and Ron. Deepest sympathies, Jeff and Janet Reesor and family.- Jeff Reesor
Shayne, Lynn & Family: Our sincere condolences on the passing of your grandmother.
Allan & Janet Ceaser
Linda & Steve Paul & Lynn & families
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Our deepest sympathy.
Marilyn & Steve Rubick
Paul, Lynne and family
Our thoughts are with you on the loss of your Mom and Grandmother.
Paul and Lynne, Linda and Steve - Our thoughts have been with you the past week. Cherish and reflect on the memories and great moments of your Mom's 87 years at this difficult time.- Gary and Jill Weigel
Paul, Lynn & family, sending our condolences on the passing of your mother/grandmother & great grandmother. Memories are forever.- Dennis & Janet Yaeck
Sorry to hear of your moms passing. We are sending our sincere condolences. Treasure all the good memories.
Linda and Ken Roseborough
Paul, Linda & families
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Paul, Linda and families.
My condolences on the loss of your mom. May your memories help you find peace during this difficult time.
Paul, Lynne, Lynde and Steve and families.
Our sympathies to you and your families. We always loved to have a chat with your mom.
Hugs and prayers.
Our thoughts are with you at this tough time.- Tom and Sylvia Harvey
Sending you our deepest condolences . We are so sorry for your loss and we will deeply miss Nettie. She will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan & Susanne Giroux
Our time spent together will never be forgotten. She was an amazing woman. Quiet at times and life of the conversation moments later. Her love of her backyard birds, watching for chipmunks and squirrels made her extra special. Sitting on her back deck at the trailer didn't require conversation just being with her was its own kind of beauty and serenity- Joan Pegelo
Paul and Lynne
Sending our sincere condolences. Thoughts are with you all.
Ken and Kari-Lynn and family
Paul, Lynne and family… So sorry to hear of your Mom/Grandmother's passing…Sending our deepest sympathies. Cherish your memories.- Brad and Charlotte Reay