PRINCETON — Dale Warren Hildebrand, 95, of Princeton passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
Dale was born June 23, 1922, in Selby Township to Charles and Edith (Lenihan) Hildebrand. He married Kathleen “Katie” Happ Feb. 10, 1945, at St. Patrick's Church in Arlington. She preceded him in death in 2012.
He graduated from Malden High School. He was a lifetime farmer in the Malden area. After his retirement from farming, they built a home in Princeton and he worked at Rudy Patrick and the Princeton Park District.
He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Kiwanis Club, and volunteered with Mobile Meals. He enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren's activities. He was a kind, generous and caring man and he will be missed by all.
Dale is survived by three daughters, Teresa (Jim) Jensen of Plano, Donna (John) Bouchard of Princeton and Betty (Ron) Kastor of Malden; 15 grandchildren, Dr. Scott (Jennifer) Pinter of Bloomington, Paula (Mike) Nichols of Kewanee, Mark (Erin) Pinter of Chandler, Ariz., Brad (Megan) Pinter of Chandler, Ariz., David (Lupe) Jensen of Oswego, Diana Jensen of Oswego, Kevin (Jackie) Jensen of Batavia, Andy Morse of Glendale, Ariz., Brent Morse of Plainfield, Dr. Richard Morse of San Rafael, Calif., Mandi Gross of Princeton, Angie (DJ) Johnson of Greenville, S.C., Eric Kastor of Dallas, Texas, Adam Kastor of Princeton and Laura (Paul) Jackson of Normal; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katie; one daughter, Barbara Pinter; and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Father Daniel Gifford and Deacon John Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the family for charitable disbursement.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.