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Hildegard Charlotte Kulosa Bahls
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1913
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1999
El Cajon
San Diego County
California, USA

Hildegard Charlotte Kulosa was the first child of Arthur Johannes Kulosa and Charlotte Marie Petzold. She was born at home, 2613 Evergreen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois at 4:40 a.m. on September 5, 1913. In the early 1920's her father moved the family to Southern Alabama. They lived in Lillian and then removed to Robertsdale where Arthur owned an automobile repair garage and filling station.

In her teens, Hildegard attended Lillian High School and worked in her father's filling station when she was about 15, pumping gas and helping with repairs and deliveries. She later worked for Louis and Della Bahls at their home. It was there that she met and fell in love with Richard Francis Bahls who, at that time was nearing the end of his service in the U.S.Navy. They married on 29 Dec 1932 in Loxley, Alabama. They rented a small house in Robertsdale. At the onset of the Great Depression the opportunity to find work was virtually nonexistant and Richard decided in 1932 to find work up north in Chicago. Hildegard joined him about a year later. Their first child, a son, Richard Louis, was born 5 Aug 1935. In 1944 they finally settled into a house in Oak Lawn,Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago. Their daughter, Charlene Bertha, was born 28 Aug 1944. Richard died 5 Jul 1956 and Hildegard never remarried. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and the First Congregational Church in Oak Lawn. She retired after 25 years with the American Can Company and moved to Chula Vista, California to care for her mother, Charlotte. At the time of her death , 1 Sep 1999, she was a much loved grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 10. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Johannes Kulosa (1888 - 1964)
  Charlotte Marie Petzold Kulosa (1894 - 1982)
 
 Spouse:
  Richard Francis Bassett Bahls (1909 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Hildegard Charlotte Kulosa Bahls (1913 - 1999)
  Gertrude Margaret Kulosa Santarelli (1915 - 1998)*
  Arthur Kulosa (1923 - 2004)*
  Erwin Kulosa (1928 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum
Evergreen Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Spring Grove Section 4
 
Created by: Charlene Patton
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51685429
Hildegard Charlotte <i>Kulosa</i> Bahls
Added by: Charlene Patton
 
Hildegard Charlotte <i>Kulosa</i> Bahls
Added by: Charlene Patton
 
 
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Remembering you and honoring the 100th anniversary of your birth, I love you Mom.
- Charlene Patton
 Added: Sep. 6, 2013
There is no greater gift in life than the love a mother gives. It's a wonderful example of the way thet we should live. It helps us trust in others, to be kind and show concern. For the love a mother gives helps us love others in return. Thank you Mom...C...(Read more)
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 12, 2013
Remembering you on your birthday Mom. I love you.
- Charlene Patton
 Added: Sep. 5, 2012
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