Henrietta “Hank” Marie Guillaume
Henrietta “Hank” Marie Guillaume (Brion) age 90 died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Friday, July 29, 2022. She was born to Henry and Agnes (Berger) Brion on July 7, 1932, in Durand, WI
Henrietta grew up on a farm in the Town of Maxville, WI with her 5 siblings and graduated from Durand High School.
She met the love of her life Ronald Guillaume and they were married on October 22, 1951 in Durand. They settled in Caledonia, MN working on a dairy farm. They raised 4 children John, Deb, Nancy & Mark.
In 1972 they purchased Haugstad’s Confectionary. She continued running the store after Ronald’s farm accident and death in 1974. In 1980 she sold Haugstad’s and purchased Tots to Teens a children’s clothing store. After closing the clothing store, she spent 20 + years working with her clients at A.B.L.E. Inc. until she retired. Henrietta treated many of her clients just like family.
Henrietta loved sewing, baking, cooking, the Packers, but most of all her family and her pets. Many will remember seeing her walking her dogs around town. She also did doggy daycare for her grand pups! Her home was always open to all, with everyone’s favorite snacks, and a full fridge. She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, caring for others, sense of humor, long Minnesota good-byes, and her love of everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors, include her 4 Children John Guillaume, Deb (Bob) Allen, Nancy (Steve) Peter and Mark Guillaume (Lisa Schwirtz) 9 Grandchildren – Britney (Andy) Beneke, Spencer Guillaume, Laura Peter (Carter Thies), Clarissa Guillaume (Nick Peterson), Amanda Allen, Mary (John) Kelly, Brian Allen, Sarah (Brad) Fry and Tiffany Meiners, 11 Great Grandchildren: Maya, Kason, Zaida, Zeppelin, Novah, Rylen, Conner, Claire, Julica, Miles and Jace.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, parents Henry and Agnes, 5 siblings, Louis, Francis, Helen, Lucy & Agnes and a great grandchild Fischer.
A mass of Christian burial was held at 11:00 am Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia, MN. Visitation was for one hour prior to service at the church. A rosary was said at 9:30 am. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. The service will be livestreamed on St. Mary's Parish and School, Caledonia, Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a pet rescue. Henrietta took in many rescues and held them dear to her heart.