September 13, 1925 - February 24, 2019

Hilda A. Chmielewski,
Age 93, of Bloomington, passed away on February 24, 2019. She was born on September 13, 1925 in Avon, Minnesota, to Louis and Catherine Raab. She lived there until she left the farm and worked at the St. Paul Seminary. She met her husband, Bob, at the Prom Ballroom and they married in 1951. The majority of their married life was spent in Bloomington. Hilda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Faith, family, and dear friends were most important to her. Hilda was immensely proud of her family and always supportive. She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Hilda is survived by her daughters: Andrea (John) Shettles of Batavia, IL, and Shelly Chmielewski of Blaine, MN; grandchildren Kelly (Andrzej) Nycz of St. Charles, IL, Melissa (Jim) Schmidt of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Scott Hinrichs of St. Augustine, FL. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Kasia & Mateusz Nycz, Phoenix & Portia Schmidt, Caleb & Laci Hinrichs, and one grand-dog; brothers Steve Raab of Sartell, Joe Raab of St. Joseph, Martin (Pat) Raab of Yankton, SD, Meinie Raab of Albany, Louis Raab of St. Michael. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, infant sister, Agnes; sisters Betty Clary and Marie Schirmers, and brother, Leo Raab. The family would like to thank Edgewood Senior Living nurses and staff and Allina Health Hospice for the loving care given to Hilda at the end of her life.


  1. Cheryl kloss says:

    She always had a smile and a laugh that I won’t forget. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  2. Brinda Hyatt says:

    So sorry for your loss. My Deepest Sympathy. Sending love, prayers and comfort.

  3. Joe and Chalone Pietrek says:

    Love and peace from Joe & Chalone Pietrek Family. Hilda was such a sweetheart, a blessing to anyone who had the honor of knowing her. We pray for all of her loved ones during this difficult time of loss.

  4. Martin and pat raab says:

    Uncle Martin and. Aunt pat says you have our condolences and prayers at this difficult time. We have not seen hilda for a long time we do not travel at all anymore. We will have her in our prayers. Love the raab.

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