November 25, 1949 - September 15, 2015


Audrey Kay Hilliard, 65, of Zimmerman, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Princeton Elim Home.

Audrey was born on November 25, 1949 in Grantsburg, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Shirley (Augustine) Engebretson. She was raised in Circle Pines, MN and attended Centennial High School. In October of 1965 she went on a blind date and met Roger Hilliard who became her best friend, soulmate and were married on June 27, 1968. They were married when Roger returned from Army boot camp and then Roger went into service in Vietnam. They lived in Kansas for many years and returned back to Minnesota. In 1983 Audrey and Roger started their family by adopting 3 boys, John, Mark and Rob. In 1985 they adopted another boy, Charles.

She is survived by her husband Roger; father Arthur Engebretson; sons John (Tammy) Hilliard and Charles Hilliard; grandchildren Elise and Matthew Hilliard; sisters, Judy Engebretson, Tina (Steve) Stableski and Terri (Myron Belknap) Simon; she will be missed by many family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Shirley Engebretson, sister Patty Engebretson, brother Paul Engebretson, and sons Mark and Rob Hilliard.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00AM prior to the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.