Dennis E. Hilgart

April 22, 1939 — May 3, 2016

Dennis E. Hilgart of Waukesha died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Avalon Square at the age of 77. He was born in Park Falls on April 22, 1939, the son of Theodore and Eva (nee Ball) Hilgart.

On September 13, 1973, he married Barbara Sterner-Burback; she preceded him in death on July 6, 2007. Dennis spent his life working as a country music promoter and professional wresting promoter. He also spent many years working as a real estate investor. He loved downhill skiing, golfing and race car racing, but most of all loved being with his family.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Jason (fiancée Michelle) Hilgart of Waukesha, Anton (Leah) Burback of Menomonee Falls and Johnette (Thomas) Skubal of Littleton, Colo.; his grandchildren, Kalen (TJ) Anderson and Samantha and Joshua Skubal; and one great-grandchild, Thomas Anderson. He is further survived by his sister Cathy (Harry) Berg of Illinois, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he was preceded in death by his brother Theodore “Teddy” Hilgart and his sister Joanne.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private burial will be held at Salem Cemetery in Wales on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.