Mar. 17. 1927-Jan. 27, 2018
Hilde Gertrud Renkel Farrel, a native of Idar-Oberstein, Germany and longtime resident of Mobile, AL, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Hilde was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; a member of the German-American Society; the Sister City of Mobile organization; the Coca-Cola Society and, in her pastime, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking German recipes, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was employed in security at Gayfer’s Department Store for a number of years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Klara Renkel; her husband, William Phillip Farrel; two sisters, Else Renkel Barbier and Hannelore Renkel Gorlitz, both of Germany and a brother, Gunter G. Renkel, also of Germany. Her survivors include her daughter, Barbara F. (John) Harden; one granddaughter, Christina Harden Ladner; one grandson, Sean Phillip Harden; great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Ladner; great-grandson, Rhett McKenlee Harden, all of Long Beach, MS; nephew, Thomas (Gabriele) Gorlitz of Germany and “adopted granddaughter”, Kimberly Davis, of Atlanta, GA. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 2, 2018, from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 1:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Mrs. Farrel’s name be made to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 5101 Government Blvd., Mobile, AL 36693. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.
My sincere sympathy to Hilde's Family.
A Friend......Judy Kayser
Judy KayserMobile, AL