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Gene Hildebrandt

July 7, 1928 — September 28, 2015

Gene H. Hildebrandt, 87 of Watertown (formally Hustisford), died on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Heritage Homes of Watertown.
Gene was born on July 7, 1928 in Woodstock, IL the son of Paul and Ella (Schmarje) Hildebrandt. He was a 1946 graduate of Woodstock High School and on October 1, 1949 Gene married Mildred Fischer at St. John's Lutheran Church of Woodstock. Gene passed away just 2 days before his 66th wedding anniversary. The couple had 5 children and in 1960, the family moved to Hustisford, WI, where Gene purchased the family farm. He labored on that land with his sons and 3 grandsons until his retirement in 1991. Gene was proud to say that his farm was family owned and operated. He loved sweets and was a hard-working family man who always treated all members of the opposite sex (even cows) with the utmost respect. He was an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Lebanon and served on the Farm Bureau and the Hustisford Public School Board. He will be dearly missed.
Gene is survived by: Wife Mildred Hildebrandt; Children Alvin (Karen) of Hustisford, Wanda (Harland) Altreuter of Neosho, Roger (Fay) of Hustisford, and Kevin of Watertown; 8 Grandchildren Jason (Courtney, Jared (Tiffany), Ryan (Gina), Aaron (Becca), Ty, Brett, Kam (Matt), Dana (Jon); 12 Great-Grandchildren Ariona, Tianda, Chellie, Treyton, Nolan, Aubrey, Greta, Luke, Mackenzy, Keagan, Cooper, and Raelynn; Brother Glenn (Deloris). Gene is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gene is preceded in death by: his parents, a son in infancy, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Memorials in Gene's honor to St. Peter's Lutheran Church or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Heritage Homes of Watertown for their dedicated and loving care.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Lebanon with Rev. Douglas Bergelin presiding. Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home of Watertown, and Saturday from 9:30AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will take place St. Peter's Cemetery of Lebanon following the service.
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Visitation Details

Friday, October 2nd, 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Pederson- Nowatka Funeral Home- Watertown

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 9:30am - 11:00am, St. Peters Lutheran Church

Service Details

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 11:00am, St. Peters Lutheran Church

Interment Details

St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery

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