Donald E. Hidde, 82
Dec. 1, 1936 -- March 6, 2019
Donald E. Hidde, age 82, a longtime resident of Mequon, passed away
peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, surrounded by family.
He was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 1, 1936, the first son of the late Earl
Valentine Hidde and Clara Pierce Hidde. He grew up in Wauwatosa,
attending Tosa East High School. He matriculated to University of
Wisconsin-Madison and received his B.A. from University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1959. On Feb. 12, 1960, he married Annette
Elizabeth Whitney and they raised a family of three children. He retired
from the Oster Mfg. Co. as Vice President of Manufacturing with 28 years
He was an avid reader who enjoyed spending his time with his wife
traveling to Europe and driving his convertibles wherever life took
them. He loved being in the great outdoors, whether it was sailing or
fishing in northern Wisconsin to Gulf Shores, Ala., and byroads in
He is survived by Annette, his loving wife of 59 years; his brother Dale
Kenneth Hidde of Wauwatosa; his three children, Jeffrey Scott Hidde
(Markley) of Easley, S.C., Kathryn Ann Schaefer (Thomas) and Lynn
Elizabeth Bruner (Robert) of Mequon; and seven grandchildren, Miles
Alexander Schaefer (Amelia) of Thiensville, Jeffrey Schuyler Hidde of
Lexington, S.C., Sydney Ann Rafter (Colin) of Culver City, Calif., Jake
Theo Bruner and Michael Anthony Bruner of Mequon, and Matthew Journey
Hidde and Benjamin Aaron Hidde of Easley, S.C.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.