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Emma Hija

1922 - 2018

Emma J. Hija was born in Westville, Illinois.

She graduated from Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing
as an RN, She served in the Army Nurse Corps in North
Africa and the Italian theatre of operations during WWII, She was
discharged as a Ist Lieutenant, After the war, she continued her education
and graduated from Wayne State University with a BS in Nursing in 1948,
She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honorary Society.

She married John J. Hija in 1948 at St. Thomas
Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She continued
to work in the nursing profession as a nursing
instructor at University of Michigan, as an
administrator and supervisor at Herman Kiefer
and Detroit General Hospitals. Emma and her
husband, John, made their home in Farmington
Hills until they retired in 1981.

They moved to Ocqueoc, Michigan, where Emma continued to use her
nursing skills working as a volunteer for the Hospice of Straits. She was
a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church

She was preceded in death by her husband,
John, in 1989 and son John C. in 2001

She is survived by her son, William (Jann),
and David of Ocqueoc, her granddaughters,
Ashley Renwick of Grand Rapids and
Katerina Jean Hija of Ocqueoc along with
three great grandchildren, Zane, Rhys and
Bria Renwick.

She passed away peacefully at home with family at her side

A private service will take place.

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