Lawrence D. “Butch” Hildebrandt, 77, Chili, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Marshfield after a courageous 5 year battle with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, where the visitation will be held from 9 a.m. on Wednesday until service time. Rev. Eric Berns will officiate and military rites will be conducted at the church, following the service, by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Antonio Blasini, Derick Hildebrandt, Kyle Lynn, Brett Lynn, Tyler Lynn and Matthew Pena. Burial will take place in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Chili, at a later date. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Lawrence was born on Oct. 27, 1939 in the Township of Fremont, Clark County, the son of Lawrence J. and Anne (Jansen) Hildebrandt. He attended Grant Elementary School in the Town of Fremont and Marshfield Senior High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves serving from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1964.
He was married to Jo V. McNaul on April 4, 1959 in Neillsville.
Butch had been a dairy farmer for 30 years and also was employed for Oscar Hildebrandt Construction, Wisconsin Homes and Chili Implement.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili. After its closing, Butch and his son Brian built the chapel at the location of the former church. At the present time he was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. He was also a member and past president of the Chili-Fremont Fire Department and a member and past president of the Chili Lions Club. He enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling, bowling, hunting, camping and casinos.
Butch is survived by his wife, Jo, and their children, Kim (Greg) Lynn of Unity, Lori Blasini of Atlanta, GA, and Nancy (Tom) Huray of Little Chute. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Ashley Hildebrandt, Derick (Tiffany Davis) Hildebrandt, Alexis Hildebrandt, Kyle Lynn, Brett Lynn, Tyler (Savanna) Lynn, Jennifer (Alfred) Zamora, Antonio Blasini, Kayla Huray, Danielle (Matthew Pena) Huray, Shannon Huray and Kendra Huray. and 8 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, Terry Akkerman of Wisconsin Rapids, Karen (Dale) Krasselt of Chili and Margaret “Peg” (David) Grimm of Arpin, and his brothers, James (Barbara) Hildebrandt of Stevens Point, Joseph (Nancy) Hildebrandt and Michael (Ruth) Hildebrandt, all of Chili and Thomas Hildebrandt of Marshfield and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Anne Hildebrandt, a son, Brian L. Hildebrandt, a brother, Charles “Chuck” Hildebrandt and his in-laws, Burdett and Virginia McNaul.
Memorials may be designated in his name to Ministry Home Care Hospice or Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.