Hilde Arico, 92, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Mo.
She was born June 2, 1922, in Saaz, Czech Republic, the daughter of the late Karl and Rose (Walter) Walter.
She married Anthony Arico Jan. 7, 1966, at the Ethical Society in Saint Louis. He survives.
Hilde was self-employed electrologist at Stix, Baer and Fuller Department Store for 20 years.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Karen) Arico of O’Fallon, Mo., Frank Arico of Flint, Mich., Alan (Sue) Arico of Naperville, and Gary Arico of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Staci Adam, Wendi Lord and Adam Arico; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Ingram, Ariel Pitzer and Matthew Adam; and one great-great-grandchild, Henley Pitzer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Guenther Karl Stepanek.
Per her request, cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.