Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Theresa A. Hillgartner, 60, Fort Madison


Theresa Ann Hillgartner, 60 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois.  She was born June 8, 1960 at St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard and Joyce (Caneff) Edholm.  She first married Kevin Fuget.  They had two sons, Andy and Bradley.  They later divorced.  She then married Joseph Hillgartner.  He survives.

Theresa graduated from Central Lee High School.  She work for many years at TG&Y.  She also worked at the front desk and did housekeeping at several hotels in Fort Madison.  She enjoyed camping and fishing.  She was a Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Hillgartner of Fort Madison; two sons, Andy and Bradley Fuget, both of Fort Madison; two brothers, Scott Edholm of Illinois and Dan Edholm of Kansas; six grandchildren: Conner, Kenzie, Paige, Ava, Norah, and Victoria; and aunts.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Richard and James Edholm.  

Her body has been cremated.  A private family celebration will be held at a later date.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Hillgartner family and an online guest book may be found at

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