Hildenbrand, John J. (1928-2013)

John J. Hildenbrand, 84, of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Warren, MN, passed away on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013 at Woodside Village in Grand Forks.

John was born on August 30, 1928 in Bismarck, ND, the son of John E. and Martha (Kaelberer) Hildenbrand. He graduated from Bismarck High School and Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND and attended Macalaster College in St. Paul, MN for one year. He served in the US Army from 1946 – 1947. On June 24, 1950, John married Marjorie Mount. They moved to Warren where he worked as an accountant for Nelson Motors for several years. John was the State Farm Insurance Agent in Warren for 43 years. They enjoyed many years at their lake home in Bemidji, MN and winters in Arizona. He joins his wife, Marj, in Heaven who died on June 24, 2007.

John was a kind, giving and considerate man who was active in his community and church. He was a friendly person who you would often see smiling. John loved serving the Lord and spending time with his family. He truly enjoyed being a State Farm Agent and helping people with their Insurance needs.

He is survived by three children; Greg (Nancy) Hildenbrand of Detroit Lakes, MN, Deb (Merle) Stinar of Warren, MN and Doug Hildenbrand of Duluth, MN, nine grandchildren, Drew Hildenbrand, Tiffany Danger, Chelsea Hildenbrand, Kari Miska, Rebekah Aakre, Tom Stinar, Josh Hildenbrand, Chris Hildenbrand and Katie Hildenbrand and eleven great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marjorie.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky