November 16, 2022

Eugene M. Hildebrand, 93, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Carlinville to Kayo and Anna (Komnick) Hildebrand. He married Norma L. Jones on July 12, 1949, in Gillespie.

He was a farmer. Eugene was a veteran of the U.S. Marines after having served during Korea. Eugene was a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gillespie and a former member of the Gillespie Elevator Board.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Cooper of Gillespie; daughters-in-law, Stephanie Hildebrand of Lone Rock, Wis., Michelle Hildebrand Hutchinson of Lone Rock, Wis ,; grandchildren, Ross (Lilia) Cooper, Graham (Terry) Cooper, Austin (Amanda) Hildebrand, Dylan Hildebrand, Jennifer (Nick) Fleur, Mick Hildebrand; and seven great-grandchildren. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Rodney Hildebrand, Steven Hildebrand, Gary Hildebrand; and son-in-law, John Cooper.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 14, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gillespie. Burial was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Carlinville.

Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or Macoupin County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.

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