Hildebrand, Wilhelm

Wilhelm (Bill) Heinrich Hildebrand

1934 - 2014

Bill hildebrand sqBill Hildebrand, 79 years of Winkler, MB formerly of Morden passed away on Friday June 13, 2014 at Boundary Trails Health Centre.

He was born on October 13, 1934 in Greenfarm, Manitoba to Henry and Annie (nee Kuhl) Hildebrand. Bill joined the Bergthaler Church in Winkler at an early age and then later jointed the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winkler. Bill first helped his father on the farm, and then later worked on the Herman Heide Farm. He then attended college to obtain his butcher’s license/degree. His first butcher position was with Penner Meats in Morden. Following this he joined the Gladstone’s Grocery store in Winkler with the meat department.  After this, he began working at Tomboy Foods and then later at Foodland in Morden. He retired in the late 1990’s from his butchering career.  Bill truly never retired as he continued to work at Trinity Lutheran Church as a caretaker. For the last 23.5 years Bill was happily married to Mildred Ketler, living in Winkler.

Bill is survived by his wife, Mildred, his two daughters, Janice (James Gillis), Caroline (Darryl Klatt) and two sons, Mike (Karen Ketler), Doug (Kamilita Ketler), his grandchildren, Jeremy, Jordan, Conner, LaDawn, Anthony, Bella and Chloe. He is also survived by his brother, Alvin (Doreen Hildebrand), three sisters, Viola Suderman, Irene Brown and Eva Klassen (Peter Klassen) and sister-in-law, Mary Ginter and husband, John, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was predeceased in death by one son, one grandson, his parents, one brother, two brothers-in-law and one nephew.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winkler with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to all the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre for the wonderful and thoughtful care they provided Bill. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Cancer Care at BTHC.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements



#1 Heather Davidson 2014-06-16 11:41
Janice, Jim and family. Sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. Thinking of you at this time.
#2 Larry & Margo Friesen 2014-06-16 13:08
Mildred & Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for all of you.
Larry & Margo Friesen & Anne Wiebe
#3 Judy Stambuski 2014-06-16 13:35
Janice,Jim and family:
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father Janice. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Judy and family
#4 Sharon & Richard Deveson 2014-06-16 14:29
Mildred, Janice, and family
So sorry to see that Bill passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
#5 ERNA Bergmann 2014-06-16 21:02
Sorry for your loss Janice. Jim, Jeremy & Jordan. Fathers and Grandpa's are very special people in our lives that can not be replaced. GOD be with you at this difficult time.
#6 Gloria Penner 2014-06-16 21:19
So sorry Mildred to hear of Bill's passing...our prayers are with you...
#7 Tina Wolf 2014-06-16 21:31
My Sincere Condolences to Mildred and Caroline Darryl Klatt. May you find peace and comfort as God Guides you through this path. Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time!
#8 Don&MaryAnn Wiebe 2014-06-16 22:04
Mildred and family
So sorry to hear that Bill passed away we are praying for you during this difficult time.
#9 Ed ? Susan Warkentin 2014-06-17 10:54
Mildred and family, so sorry to hear about your loss . Love & Prayers for you. May you find comfort in the many memories and Gods comforting presence in the days ahead.
#10 Margie & Allan Toews 2014-06-18 08:46
Janice, Jim & family
So sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know that he will be greatly missed. Prayerfully
#11 Barry and Marie Peters 2014-06-19 15:27
Mildred our prayers are with you, so sorry to hear of Bills passing. God Bless Enjoyed many visits with Bill.
#12 Bob and Susan 2014-06-19 20:45
Mildred - Sorry to hear of Bill's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#13 Betty Kelner 2014-06-19 21:03
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, I was sorry to hear of your dear Husband 's passing . May the good lord bless and keep you and grant you good health.

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