Matthew R. Hillebrandt
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Omaha, NE
Hillebrandt, Matthew R.
Oct 1, 1978 - Mar 23, 2012

Matthew is preceded in death by grandfathers, James P. McNeil, and John P. Hillebrandt, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife, Ashley; son, Christopher; parents, Bob and Teresa Hillebrandt; sisters, Kelly (David) Meiners, Nicky (Andrew) Rainbolt, and Mary (Michael) Golwitzer; brother, John (Emily) Hillebrandt; grandmothers, Natalie McNeil, and Corky Hillebrandt; parents-in-law, Galen and Ann Crawford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan (Tanya) Crawford, and Megan (Randy) Kelly; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday 10:30am at St. James Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION Tuesday 2-4pm at 72nd Street Chapel. VISITATION with the family begins Tuesday 6pm at St. James, with a Wake Service at 7pm, also at the Church. Memorials suggested to the family for Christopher's Educational Fund. JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2012.
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To Nicky and all of the Hillebrandt family,
Matt was such a ray of light, happy hearted and a kind, loving soul. I have many tears for your loss but know that the strength of your family will prevail in this difficult time. My thoughts, prayers and love are being sent to you all.
Lindsay (Clarke) Rebhan
March 29, 2012
Ashley ... I am saddened to learn of Matt's passing. He was a respected and loved co-worker at C&A and we will miss him. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Barb Ely / Omaha, NE
Barb Ely
March 29, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless your family.
Aimee Kyriss
March 28, 2012
Nicky,
Sorry to hear about your brother. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.
God Bless,
Joni and Bruce Rasmussen
Joni Rasmussen
March 28, 2012
Kelly and Hillebrandt family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Jill Connor
March 28, 2012
Dear Hillebrandt Family- My heart is breaking for you all. Matt made growing up so much fun! I hope you can find comfort in all your great memories as such an amazing and loving family. I feel blessed to have been welcomed into your family so much getting to know Matt so well. I will never forget making movies, playing at the pool, and working beside him on those hot summer days mowing. All our love and prayers to you always.
Sara & John Stoolman
March 28, 2012
Hillebrandt Family-I am sorry for your loss and will always have the great memories Matt and I shared through grade school and high school. I will always remember him at our sporting events cheering us on with a big smile on his face. He was a great guy and a good friend.
Marty Morrison
March 27, 2012
May grace find the Hillebrandt family in these times of pain. Condolences. May God bless you and keep you close.
Rob Mendick
March 27, 2012
Im so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family and asking God to wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time.
Rhonda Ramsey
March 27, 2012
I am deeply saddened to hear about Matt's passing. I worked indirectly with Matt at C&A, and he was a wonderful person. May the Lord grant you strength at this difficult time.
Brent Brichacek
March 27, 2012
Matt was truly a great guy!! Our thoughts and prayer's are with the Hillebrandt and McNeil families.
Nick and Jenny McGargill
March 27, 2012
I cannot begin to explain how sad I am about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

With Sincere Sympathy, Annie DeMeulenaere
Ann DeMeulenaere
March 27, 2012
Katie Niedergeses
March 27, 2012
Dear Hillebrandt Family,

Despite the years and distance, I am deeply saddened to hear of Matt's passing.

I remember sharing grade school classrooms with Matt. At an age when children tease and taunt, he was always kind. I never heard him say a negative remark to others, even at 10.

His happy nature and bright smile are still clear in my memory even after 20 years.

May God bless and keep you in your time of grief.

My thoughts are with you,
Katie Niedergeses
March 27, 2012
Keeping your family in out thoughts and prayers~John & Sarah Weddingfeld (Jeff & Josh Whiteley's parents)
Sarah Weddingfeld
March 27, 2012
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kara Kalal-Morford
March 26, 2012
Dear Teresa&Bob and John,Kelly,Nicki+ Mary,

So sorry to hear about Matt's death. I am here in Santa Fe and heard from Fr. Tom. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Although Matt was way too young to die, we know that death is not an end but a change in the way he is now living.
Jim Michalski, S.J.
March 26, 2012
Ashley, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are way to young to have to go through this. We will be thinking of you.
Randy & Nancy Crownover
March 26, 2012
Ashley -- praying for you!! Don't know what else to say -- except tears flow for you!
Coleen Black
March 26, 2012
The fond memories are endless. Christmas Eve as kids, multiple family events and trips, laughing and "climbing" all the way to our seats in the United Center before watching Michael Jordan and the Bulls play the Celtics...but what stands out the most, and a very common theme amongst all of these entries, was your unselfishness, contagious smile, genuine personality and love of life and others. I have truly been blessed to have had a cousin like you. I will greatly miss and love you very much.
Jason McNeil
March 26, 2012
To the Hillebrandt Family, We are so sorry to hear of Matts passing.We knew him as our son Nicks friend.Matt was an incredible young man,with the most positive attitude.Matt will always be in that place in your hearts reserved only for him. He will be truelly missed. Our thoughts and prayers.May God hug you espically tight.Sincerely Mike& Kathy Andersen
Mike & Kathy Andersen
March 26, 2012
Hillebrandt Family,
No words can express how sorry we are for your loss. All our prayers and thoughts go out to you during this difficult time.
Love always,
Michaela King-Klose and Family
March 26, 2012
Theresa, Bob & Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. No bond is as great as that between parent and child. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Julie (Pauly) McNeil
March 26, 2012
To the Hillebrandt family, I am sorry for your loss. Matt was one of a kind and I am glad I got to know him in college and after.
Matt Houska
March 26, 2012
Ashley, Christopher and family we are so sorry for your loss. Matt was so special to so many people and will be missed by many. Know that God has him now and that you will forever have an angel watching over you. We send all of our love and prayers.
Andy and Sarah Bohnenkamp
March 26, 2012
I can still see you hanging outside the gate of the Sig Tau house nervous as all get out wondering if you could come into the party not being a member yet. When i said come on in you had the greatest time smiling and laughing as usual, not to much ever got you down. We will all miss you and remember all the great family times and college times we had together.
Jeff McNeil
March 26, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Elizabeth Elliott
Elizabeth Elliott
March 26, 2012
Bob, Theresa, Kelly,Emily and John and family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all as you grieve. If you need anything we are only a phone call away...
Jen Rosloniec-Cornett
March 26, 2012
Dear Emily: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother-in-law. My prayers will be offered for you and your family, that you may find solace in your faith and God's love. Sincerely, Mary Kalamaja (Senior Administrative assistant to Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni group at Creighton).
March 26, 2012
Bob, Teresa and all,

There are no words. We share in your sorrow and loss.

All my prayers, love and thoughts.

God bless each of you and hold Matt always in the palm of His hands

Prayers, love and blessings,
Sr. Ann Marie Petrylka, OSM
March 26, 2012
Matt's love of life, laughter, and family will stay with us always. He always had a smile for everyone that lit up his entire face and filled you with a warmth. My thoughts go out to everyone who was fortunate enough to love him and be loved by him. Miss you always!
Karen Walsh
March 26, 2012
Bob, Teresa and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. There is no greater loss. Our deepest sympathy. Terry and Sharon Kohles and family.
Sharon Kohles
March 26, 2012
Our hearts go out to your family. We are thinking of you and sending our love.
Jennifer, Rodger, Greyson Huberty
March 26, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this devastating time. I have always admired the close bond within your entire family. May the Lord be with you all!
Jason and Brooke(Bunger) Studt
Brooke
March 26, 2012
Bob, Teresa and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. There is no greater loss. With our sympathy. Terry and Sharon Kohles and family.
March 26, 2012
Ashley, Christopher & Hillebrandt family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry. Such a young precious life gone too soon.
Lori Carrell
March 26, 2012
Ashley, Christopher, Bob & Teresa & The Hillebrandt Family. Our sincere sympathy at the loss of a very special young man. Our daughter Sara, was in Matt's UNK class. He was a joy to be around and was always smiling. Our hearts are aching for all of you in this diffcult time and you are in our prayers. May God comfort you.
Duane & Connie Kuebler
March 26, 2012
Bob And Teresa,

You have our deepest sympathies on the loss of Matt. Please tell Corky she is in our prayers as well.

-- Mike Bendon (St. Pius X '68, Prep '72)
Mike Bendon
March 26, 2012
Kim Reagan
March 26, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all the family, Been thinking about you all and the times we had long ago. I still have pictures of Matt and I celebrating our birthday together when he turned 1......
Tim Sciscoe
March 26, 2012
Matt's smile, sense of humor, and kindness will stay with us forever. Many prayers and love are being sent out to all that loves him. We miss and love you Matt!!
Robbie and Amy Kent
March 26, 2012
What I remember about Matt is his smile and laugh...always so positive. He had a wonderful spirit and energy always surrounding him. Our deepest sympathies to you.
Helen Gilroy, and Heather, Sarah, Katie
March 26, 2012
To Ashley, Christopher, Bob, Teresa and the entire Hillebrandt family. We have been blessed to part of the large, extended family for years. We will pray for all of you and keep Matt in our hearts. His bright smile and great sense of humor as well as his love for each of you will always be remembered.
Marie & Gates Salistean
March 26, 2012
To all of the Hillebrandt family we grieve with you at this difficult time. All of us at D&D Foods have gotten to know how special and close the family is. May you find some comfort in knowing others wish they could heal your pain.
Doug Wallace
March 26, 2012
My deepest sympathies go out to Ashley, Christopher and to Matt's entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers constantly during this very difficult time.
I have a special memory of Ashley and Matt on their wedding day, when Tonya Johnson (cousin) and I were able to drive them around after their wedding celebrating their love! I will forever hold that memory in my heart.

Love,
Karla K
Karla Kastens
March 26, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Heather Wiese
March 25, 2012
The entire Redlich family is praying for each of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kelly - You are such a special friend and I want you to know Karen and I are there for you and your entire family in whatever way needed. -David
David Redlich
March 25, 2012
To all the Hillebrandt family, My heart aches for you at this incredibly difficult time. May your memories lift your hearts now and in years to come. May God bless you all.
Becky Normand Sandiland
March 25, 2012
You and your family are in our prayers at this very difficult time
Mike and Vickie Osterbuhr
Homer,NE
March 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers for the Hillebrandt family. May Jesus hold you close to His heart.
Sean Taylor
March 25, 2012
To Matt's Family,

We are praying for you night and day and are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is any way we can help. Matt was such a special person--we'll never forget the kindness he showed us and our family.

With love,
Julia, John, Danny, and Thea
March 25, 2012
Hillebrandt Family, my prayers and thoughts are with you during Matt's loss.
Sr. Bernie Misson
March 25, 2012
Ashley and family, so sorry for your loss. May Matthew rest in peace and may you find comfort at this sad time.

Sincerely,
Walt Peklo
March 25, 2012
Ashley and family - We send our condolences and our prayers that you have the strength to go forward with loving memories and know you have so many family and friends who love you all. May God bless you!
Skeeter & Chuck Gurzick
March 25, 2012
We are so sorry for your incredible loss. Matt was such a kind and funny person. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Mary Treinen & Todd Shigeno
March 25, 2012
Ashley, I can't stop thinking of you and Chris both since I heard the news. My heart cries for you and your family. I'm not far away if you need anything. Praying you find peace and comfort in God's grace.
Shane Cullin
March 25, 2012
Dear Kelly and Family,
My deepest sympathy at this heart breaking time. May God hold you all close and give you peace.
Donna Hunt
March 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hillebrandt family and friends. Matt was a wonderful, kind person who will definitely be missed. He was always 'one of the good guys' during my days at UNK. May God watch over you all during this difficult time.
Briana Duffy
March 25, 2012
Ashley, Bob, Teresa and all of the Hillebrandt family,

My sister AnneMarie Hood told us of your sad news. Matt will be truly missed....because he was so loved. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Know you all remain in our prayers.

Most sincerely,
Margaret and Keith Ward
March 25, 2012
Ashley and family
I'm so sorry to hear of Matt' s passing. He will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace in this difficult time.
colleen haley
March 25, 2012
While it is hard to grasp the idea that Matt is in heaven now, we miss him already. A dear friend, always ready to make you laugh and genuinely sincere and caring. There is an empty space in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers, love and hugs to Ashley, Christopher, Bob, Theresa, Nicky, Kelly, Mary, John, and all of Matt's Family and Friends.
Good Buddy Chris and Emma Heller
March 25, 2012
Our prayers, sympathy, thoughts, love and concern come to you from South Texas (we'll return to Omaha by Easter) and will remain with all the Hillebrandts, McNeils, Ashley and all her family.
Jack & Phyllis Finney
March 25, 2012
My heart goes out to the entire Hillebrandt Family for your loss. May the Lord be with you all.
Jon White
March 25, 2012
To Ashley, Christopher and the entire Hillebrandt family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristi Guinnn
March 25, 2012
To Ashley, Christopher and all of Matt's family~ Our hearts are breaking for you during this time. Please know you are so loved and we will be here for you if you need anything!
Steph Isenberger
March 25, 2012
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