Obituary of Joseph Hildebrandt
Joseph M. Hildebrandt
Age 75, of Chili, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning on the 22nd day of May, 2018 at House of The Dove in Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield with Rev. Samuel Martin officiating.Burial will follow in Saint Stephen’s Catholic Cemetery in Chili. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday at the church from 9:30AM until time of services. Military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield will follow the services at the church..
Joe was born April 18, 1943 in Marshfield, the son of Lawrence and Anne (Jansen) Hildebrandt. After high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force in September of 1960 and later in 1963 was sent overseas to the Vietnam War serving his country as a airplane mechanic until his honorable discharge in July 1964. On September 2, 1967 Joe was united in marriage to Nancy Yost at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer. Joe worked throughout the Midwest for The Mueller Pipeline Company later being promoted to foreman. He retired from the pipeline in 2005.
His hobbies included heading over to Yellow River Raceway to meet his racing buddies for an exciting night of racing, following NASCAR racing, cheering on his favorite driver Jeff Gordon or road tripping to Bristol International Raceway with his friends. Joe was an avid Packer fan and loved watching his grandchildren play sports. Nancy and their children remember that sometimes Joe really enjoyed “just going for a ride”. He will be sadly missed.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Hildebrandt of Chili, his three children: Kurt Hildebrandt of Chili, Denise (Mike) Wolf of Arpin and Dawn Miller of Boone, IA; his five grandchildren: Samantha, Cassandra, Alexandra, Jackson and Gavin; his siblings: Terry Akkerman of Wisconsin Rapids, Karen (Dale) Krasselt of Chili, Jim (Barb) Hildebrandt of Stevens Point, Mike (Ruth) Hildebrandt of Chili, Tom Hildebrandt of Marshfield and Peg (Dave) Grimm of Wisconsin Rapids; a sister-in-law Jo Hildebrandt of Chili along with other nieces, nephews, comrades, and many friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his son Keith and two brothers: Charles and Lawrence, Jr. “Butch”.
If desired, memorials in Joe’s name are being accepted by his family for either House of The Dove-Marshfield or The Never Forgotten Honor Flight Program.
His arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.