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Phyllis L. Hildebrandt

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Phyllis L. Hildebrandt, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars.

Phyllis Lutheria Parks was born March 18, 1921 on the family farm near Hastings, Neb., the youngest of nine children born to Sarah Ellen (Hynes) and John Warren Parks. Phyllis was baptized at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. She was raised on the farm and graduated from Kenesaw High School in Kenesaw, Neb.

Following high school, Phyllis later attended Presbyterian College in Hastings. Phyllis taught school at Adams County, Nebraska for several years and was later employed by the Des Moines Register and the Des Moines Credit Bureau.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Earl F. Hildebrandt at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Neb., on April 8, 1948. After their marriage, the couple lived in Watertown and Aberdeen, S.D., prior to moving to Le Mars, in 1950 where Earl was employed by Wells Blue Bunny. They had one son, William E. (Bill) who lives with his family in Memphis, Tenn.

Phyllis had been active with the Methodist church in Le Mars, having taught Sunday school and participated in many church activities through the years. Phyllis was a woman of strong faith, and a devoted and loving wife and mother.

She and Earl celebrated 54 years of marriage before he died May 11, 2002.

Survivors include her son, Bill and his wife Linda Hildebrandt, of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Maggie Harris and her husband, Billy, and Alex Hildebrandt and his wife, Cristy; two great-grandchildren, Brendan Hildebrandt and Cristinia Hildebrandt, and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Inurnment will be at the Kennesaw Cemetery, Kennesaw, Neb. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Memorials can be directed to the United Methodist Church of Le Mas, Good Samaritan Society, or a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

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