Louise Hullinger Rest in Peace

Louise Liffengren Hullinger passed away March 26, 2014. She was 90 years old.

Louise was a talented person. She grew up in western South Dakota during the depression and dustbowl.  She taught in one room school houses when she was 18 years old. She would teach one semester to earn enough money to attend college for a semester. 

She married Clifford Hullinger after WWII while they were college classmates. She graduated from South Dakota State in 1947.

Her second son Neil was learning disabled. Louise helped start the Chicago and Illinois Association for Children with Learning Disabilities and was President of both organizations. They lobbied hard to get the State of Illinois to pass the laws requiring an appropriate education for every child.

She raised four children. She also earned a Masters Degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. 

She was an accomplished author.  She published three books and authored numerous poems, stories, and newsletters. We have put some of her writings on this blog and the blog below.


Louise is survived by her husband of 67 years Clif Hullinger, children Craig and wife Beth Hullinger, Anne Hullinger, Scott and his wife Barb Hullinger, and grand children Leigh Ann, Bret, Erik, Krystina, Alex, and Shane. Preceeding her in death were her son Neil and grandson Clint, her twin brother Luverne and her sister Ida, her brother in law Art Jansen and sister in law Judy Liffengren.

Our Family in 2010 

Just Married



Happy 90th Birthday

Christmas 2013


Rapid City, South Dakota 2012

Louise's Sister Ida and her husband Art.  Art passed away one day before Louise


Margaret Hullinger played cupid, introducing Louise and Clif.
She reenacted her efforts at their 60th anniversary.