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Hilda Harriet Sellner

March 15, 1927 — January 28, 2021

Hilda Harriet Sellner, 93, passed away on January 28, 2021 at Milestone Memory Care Unit in Faribault, MN.  A Funeral Service for Hilda will be held at 11AM on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea, MN with a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will take place at Steele Center Cemetery in Steele County, MN. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed from Hilda’s Obituary page on Bayview’s website.  The livestream will begin five minutes prior to the service.  Online condolences are welcome at

Hilda was born on March 15, 1927 in Steele County, MN to Ludwig A. and Marie Schultz.  She worked at Schulz Jewelry.  Hilda was united in marriage to Wilfred Sellner on June 13, 1948 at Aurora Lutheran Church.  After marrying Wilfred, Hilda began working for Josten’s Jewelry while they lived in Owatonna.  Later the couple moved to Albert Lea and Hilda worked at Fountain Industry.  After Wilfred’s retirement from Interstate power company the couple moved to Bemidji, MN.  They purchased a lake resort on Lake Plantagenet which they called Sellner’s Resort.  They owned and operated the resort for several years.  Hilda and Wilfred would sell the resort after many years of running the resort and they moved back to southern Minnesota.

Wilfred passed on April 28, 2000.  After meeting Ted Curtis, the two exchanged vows on March 17, 2005 in Apache Junction, AZ.  Ted passed away on July 12, 2008.

Hilda enjoyed quilting and dancing to old time music which she did to the age of 90.  Hilda had a sweet tooth and loved to bake delicious baked goodies.

Hilda is preceded in death by her husband; Wilfred Sellner and second husband; Ted Curtis; two infant sisters, Esther and Louise; sisters, Elouise (Duward) Larson, Leola (Charles) Stolaas; brothers, Luverne, Ervin, Lester (Marilyn), Herbert, and LeRoy “Sonny”; parents, Ludwig and Marie Schultz; nephews Tommy and Donnie Schultz; niece, Mary Lou Larson; and close friend, Ralph Solland.

Hilda is survived by  her sisters, Shirley Nelson of Albert Lea, MN; brother Don (Judy) Schultz of Medford, MN; sister-in-laws, Rosemary Schultz of Kansas City, MO, and Denise Schultz of West Des Moines, IA; three step-children; Crystal, Mark, and Nathan Curtis; and many other loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Brighton Hospice, and Steele Center Cemetery.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

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