Fremont - Cole Mathew Hildebrand, age 25, of Fremont, passed away unexpectedly following an automobile accident on Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was born on March 15, 1995, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI, the son of Mathew and Michele (Handrich) Hildebrand. Cole was a 2013 graduate of Weyauwega-Fremont High School. He continued his education at UW-LaCrosse where he received his Bachelor's Degree. Cole was currently attending Idaho State University where he had one semester left before earning his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
While at UW-LaCrosse, Cole belonged to the Archery Club and competed in the National Collegiate Competition and placed in the Top 10 in the nation. His love for the outdoors also included fly fishing and tying his own flies, sturgeon spearing, bow hunting, gun hunting, golfing and mountain biking. He was also very artistically gifted not only as a writer, but also in his ability to play the saxophone and guitar. Cole also enjoyed cooking and enjoyed trying many different kinds of beer, especially dark beer and micro-brews.
Cole is survived by his parents, Mat and Michele; his maternal grandmother, Carol Handrich, Fremont; Aunts and Uncles, Randy Handrich, Fremont; Ryan (Kelly) Handrich, Weyauwega; Cheryl(Jay)Boyd, Scottsdale, AZ; Mark (Helen) Hildebrand, Manawa; Brenda(Bill)Michalek, Readfield; Mitch Hildebrand, Fremont; Lorrie Schmidt, WI; Jamie Hildebrand, Weyauwega; Marty Hildebrand, Kenosha; and Rick Maass, Appleton; cousins and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by Grandfather, Stuart Handrich, and Uncle, Mike Hildebrand.
A Funeral Ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, N6412 State Rd. 49, Weyauwega(West Bloomfield) . Rev. Brian Roehrborn will officiate. Visitation will be held at Lewin Funeral Home on Friday, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on Saturday, at the church, from 10AM until the time of service.