Doris E. Hylle, 93

Published 8:44 am Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Doris E. Hylle, 93

Doris E. Hylle, 93, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at The Cedars of Austin.

Doris Elaine Nelson was born on Oct. 19, 1925, on a farm near Lake Preston, South Dakota, to Mons and Carolyn (Spilde) Nelson. She completed school in Madison, South Dakota. Doris then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to attend Lutheran Bible Institute and moved to Austin in 1946 to work as a parish secretary at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. She was united in marriage to Bernard A. Hylle on Sept. 10, 1949, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Doris continued to work until the birth of her first child, Paul. Doris’s focus in life was her faith and her family. She was involved with many areas at the church, including women’s groups, Bible study and book study. Doris liked to travel and get together with her sister and family in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. She loved music, the Austin Artist Series, and band concerts that her children were involved in. Doris liked to make people feel important and was always very gracious, and welcoming with a smile and a wink on her face. Doris was well loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her children, Paul Hylle of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, Barbara Hylle of Minneapolis, Denise Hylle of Sheridan, Wyoming, and John (Melody) Hylle of Owatonna, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Sam, Lauren and Audrey; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mons and Carolyn Nelson; husband, Bernard, in 2003; brother, Myron (Margaret) Nelson; and sister, Frances (George) Thompson.

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The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the caring staff of The Cedars, Mayo Hospice, Sacred Heart, and Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare in Austin, who gave such wonderful care to Doris.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Mark Niethammer officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Memorials can be directed to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at