G HilderbrandGerald A. “Jerry” Hilderbrand, 81, of Louisville, Illinois, died at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his home.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked at the Flora Shoe Factory and several other local businesses, and he later worked in the feed mill at Effingham – Clay FS in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Fran, of Louisville, IL, mother, Juanita Hilderbrand of Flora, IL, formerly of Clay City, children, Debbie Goodman and husband Matt of Louisville, IL, Darel Hilderbrand and wife Misty of Flora, IL, Kenny Hilderbrand and wife Barb of Louisville, IL, Wayne Hilderbrand and wife Tammy of Johnsonville, IL, Phil Hilderbrand and wife Wanda of Louisville, IL, 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Betty Eastin of Woodward, OK, and brothers, Ronnie Hilderbrand and wife Ruth of Sailor Springs, IL, and Tom Hilderbrand of Clay City, IL.

Funeral services for Jerry Hilderbrand will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Kohn Funeral Home in Flora, IL.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Kohn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Clay City Cemetery in Clay City, IL, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter (CCARS) and will be accepted at the Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.

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