PRINCETON — Richard R. Hildenbrand, 92, of Princeton passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, surrounded by loved ones.
Richard was born Nov. 16, 1926, to the late Ernest and Olga (Johnson) Hildenbrand. He married Doris Steager on June 4, 1965, at the First Lutheran Church in Princeton.
Richard joined the U.S. Army only to be released a few weeks later, honorably discharged because he was considered legally blind. This was found out due to a close call with his company commander and rifle practice. He was the owner of Tiskilwa Feed Store for many years, and a farmer on his land for more than 50 years.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Princeton, and enjoyed listening to church services on TV. He was a life-long Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He did not let his disability stop him from doing anything. One things that he would do, while farming, when having to cross the road, he would listen to hear how close cars were and if it was OK to drive across the street on his tractor. He cooked his own breakfast daily. He loved to dance and was a great story teller. He was a very caring person and a devout Christian who will be greatly missed.
Richard is survived by his wife, Doris; four children, Ronald (Cindy) Clausen, Charles Clausen, Kathleen Drake and Gail (Rick) Stoner; nine grandchildren, Amy Drake, Angel Clausen, Benjamin Lafferty, Trina Lafferty, Anthony Munger, Ricky Mungor, Christina Munger, Melissa Milford and Tina (Bill) Pruntry; one brother, Gale Hildenbrand; as well as great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three children, Steven Hildenbrand, Nick Clausen and Cynthia Mungor.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.