Hildegard B. Breitenstein
Died: Aug 4, 2017

Hildegard B. Breitenstein, age 85, of Hackettstown, NJ died Friday, August 4, 2017, at home surrounded by the love of her family.  Hildegard was born on October 15, 1931 in Hettenleidelheim, Germany.  She was the daughter of the late Jakub and Margarete (Schwalb) Ullmer.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved loving husband, Edward.

Hildegard was a loving homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her cherished granddaughters, Michelle and Diana, to whom she was known as Oma.   She loved going for long car rides with them and going on adventures.  Her favorite thing to do was go to the diner for lunch and afterwards have a Starbucks Frappuccino or a chocolate milkshake from Baskin Robbins.  Hildegard was an avid reader, gardener, enjoyed watching game shows and loved her NY Mets.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Mary Levy, her devoted son, John Breitenstein and wife Vickie, her sisters in Germany, Maria and Katharina, four grandchildren, Michelle, Diana, Adrien and Summer, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4 – 7 p.m.  A funeral service with the family will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Entombment will be in Union Cemetery, Hackettstown following services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eleventh Hour Rescue (an organization that saves dogs and cats), P.O. Box 218, Rockaway, NJ, 07866 in memory of Hildegard.


Nancy Stinson
August 10th, 2017 6:24 pm
Mary, John & family You have my sincere condolences. Hilda was a sweet & caring woman. She & Ed were great neighbors, helping Joe & I with advice as new homeowners. May she rest in peace.
The Smiths
August 10th, 2017 1:59 pm
We wanted to share our condolences with the Breitenstein family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.
Lori, John, Beth, Jared, Christina and Doug
August 9th, 2017 9:23 am
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Oma was a wonderful Woman who will be missed by many. Find comfort in knowing she is at peace and with her loving husband. She will be watching over all of you. Hugs!!
Kiedes Family
August 8th, 2017 10:48 am
Mary and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Joan, Aaron and Jess.
We Would Like To Send Our Condolences To The Breitenstein Family. Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You.
August 7th, 2017 10:17 am
Your Mom And Grandmother Was A Great Neighbor To All Us In The Neighborhood.
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