Eric Brent Hilde, 52, of Belgrade passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after battling a long and complicated illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1959 in Mt Vernon, Wash., a son to Arnold Iven and Elaine Nadine (Jensen) Hilde and was raised on the family dairy farm in the Skagit Valley.
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Eric and his wife, Deb moved to Montana in 1992 to escape the big city and spend more time outdoors. Eric especially enjoyed time spent fishing.
Eric was preceded in death by his father, Arnold. Survivors include his wife, Deborah of Belgrade; his step-daughter, Rhiannon (Michael) Ohman of Bozeman; his mother, Elaine Hilde of Stanwood, Wash.; his brother, Kent Hilde of Stanwood, Wash., his sister, Katherine Joyce (Richard) Feider of Pomeroy, Wash.; and his beloved pugs, Otis and Lily.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Dahl Funeral Chapel with a gathering of family and friends to follow at the family home.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 10, 2012