Funeral services will be held for Martin Hilgendorf of Cedarburg at 6 p.m. on June 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (701 Washington St.) in Grafton. Martin passed away peacefully at the Lasata Care Center on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the age of 91. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton assisted the family with arrangements.
Martin was born in Fredonia to the late Herman and Berth (nee Parlow) Hilgendorf. On June 15, 1940, he married Louise Grueneberg at Davidís Star Ev. Lutheran Church in Kirchhayn.
Martin owned and operated State Farm Insurance Co. in Grafton for 32 years and was a longtime active member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.
Martin is survived by his children Doris (Jim) Brandenburg of Grafton, Dennis (the late Karen) of Cedarburg and Ralph (Carol) of Grafton; grandchildren Scott (Tamar), Shawn and Jason (Erin) Brandenburg, Wendy (Russ) Ziegelbauer and Kimberly Hilgendorf; great-grandchildren Nicole, Kaitlyn, Drew, Zach, Tyler, Robin and Ava; sister Esther Maechtle of Cedarburg; and his brother Ray Heilgendorf of Red Granite. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Martin was preceded in death by his wife Louise (nee Grueneberg) Hilgendorf.
Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church Organ Fund are appreciated.