Hilda passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home in Braunschweig, Germany. In 1952 she immigrated to Columbus, IN from Germany with her first husband, Eduard Kuck. A year later they made their home in Dowagiac, MI. After raising her family in Dowagiac, Hilda moved back to Germany in 1984 and married Karl-Heinz Baars. She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 siblings, first husband, Eduard Kuck and 2 daughters (Ilse Kuck and Evelyn Kuck). Hilda is survived by her husband, Karl-Heinz Baars, sister Helena (Leni) Gransee, sisters-in-law, Renata Behnke and Adeline Behnke of Germany; children, Winfred (Diane) Kuck, Emily (Steve) Groh of Portage, MI; Merlin (Dennis) Selent of Paw Paw, MI; Harry (Brenda) Kuck of Dowagiac, MI; Angelika (Hartmut) Baars-Knuth, Detlef (Gaby) Baars, Dietmar (Ada Gruenert) Baars of Germany. She was Oma to 15 grandchildren and Uroma (Tick Tock Oma) to 30 great-grandchildren, special friends- Beverly and Lisa Neumann and the extended Behnke families. According to her wishes cremation has taken place and interment will be at Riverside Cemetary in Dowagiac, MI. There will be a gathering to remember and honor Hilda at Dowagiac Lion's Club on Sept. 23, 2018 between 2-5 pm.