Joseph L. Hildebran

Aug. 14, 1922 - Dec. 29, 2006

Joseph L. Hildebran of Waukesha passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at age 84 at Care-Age in Brookfield. He was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Waukesha, to Charles and Helen Hildebran.

He was the loving husband of 47 years to Joanne (nee Stiede) Hildebran; dearest father of Cheryl Deschler, Richard (Diane) Dowling, Linda (Randy) Martin and R.J. (Cheryl) Hildebran; fond brother of Rosemary Harris, Carol (Robert) Henke and Barbara (Dave) Smith; and dear grandfather of Brian, Craig, Melissa, Katie, Ellen, Brenda, Ashley and Ethan. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joseph was preceded in death by his brother, Robert; two sisters, Dorothy Koeffler and Donna Wallich; and a granddaughter, Kelly Martin.

Joseph worked at Hein-Werner Corp. in Waukesha for 43 years and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the senior citizen group at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. Entombment will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Care-Age of Brookfield for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church senior citizens group are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Rudolph Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.