Hilda P. Hildebrandt, 89, of Kenyon, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Kenyon Sunset Home.
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She was born April 12, 1925, in Cherry Grove Township, the daughter of John and Hilma (Larson) Shelstad. Hilda attended country school in Cherry Grove Township. She married Ted Helgeson on June 12, 1944, and he later died in 1957. Hilda was then united in marriage to Marvin Hildebrandt on May 7, 1960, and he later died in 2001. Hilda was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenyon. She was very involved in doing Norwegian Rosemaling. Hilda enjoyed reading, baking, making Lefse and gardening.
She is survived by four children, Betty (Dave) Redfield, of Nerstrand, Marcie (Charles) Gaasedelen, of Kenyon, Linda Hildebrandt, of Kenyon, and Steve (Jenny) Hildebrandt, of Cannon Falls; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Juella Shelstad, of Minneapolis, and Amy Shelstad, of Red Wing; and a brother, Stanley Shelstad, of Zumbrota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ted; second husband, Marvin; two sisters, Mabel Peterson and Crystal Peterson; brother, Gerhard Shelstad; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, Kenyon, on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday at church. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Wade Reddy officiating. Interment will be in the Kenyon Cemetery in Kenyon.
Michaelson Funeral Home Inc
514 3Rd St Kenyon, MN 55946
Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 12, 2014