He was born April 24, 1932, in McBride, Mo., son of Oscar H. and Stella M. (Baudendistel) Hilderbrand. He married Dorothy M. Dobbelare March 17, 1962. She died Dec 6, 2003.
Hilderbrand was a retired truck driver for Gilster Marylee. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1263.
Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Erzfeld, David Erzfeld and Kevin Hilderbrand, all of Perryville; a brother, Oscar J. "Jr" Hilderbrand of Perryville; a sister, Ruth Ann Hilderbrand of St. Louis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Chapel in Perryville. Parish wake will be will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.