ALBERT RAYMOND HILDEBRAND

Born: Wed., Mar. 31, 1926
Died: Wed., Jul. 5, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 13, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jul. 14, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel


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Funeral services for Albert Raymond Hildebrand, 91, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Tom Strock of First Baptist Church in Lusk, Wyoming officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and the United States Navy Funeral Honors.
Albert Hildebrand died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.
He was born Wednesday, March 31, 1926 in Careyhurst, Wyoming the son of William H. and Wilhelmina (Numerick) Hildebrand.  He was raised and educated in Converse County, attending school at the Alberta Country School in the Hildebrand Valley area near Douglas.  He served in the United States Navy from October 27, 1944 to August 14, 1946 during World War II.  He returned to Converse County working for various ranchers prior to entering the Navy for a second time.  He served in the Korean Conflict from July 30, 1950 to August 7, 1951, returning to Converse County to work at various ranches in the area.  
He was married to Marjory Ann (Wright) Munsinger on March 12, 1954 in Casper, Wyoming.  He worked for the VR Ranch and the Donald Hildebrand Ranch along with operating a haying contracting business.  In 1965 he and Marjory proved up on a homestead, which they still owned and operated.
Albert enjoyed square dancing, fishing, hunting, camping, rodeo, and working his honey bees.
He demonstrated sheep shearing with hand blades at the Wyoming State Fair.
Albert worked at the sale barns in Douglas and Glenrock for over 30 years and served on the Farm Service Agency (FSA) board for nine years.
Albert was a member of the LaPrele Farm Bureau, Glenrock Farm Bureau, Deer Creek Grazing Association, Fetterman Ditch Company, and was a 4-H leader.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjory; son, Cowboy (Loretta) Hildebrand, and step daughters, Sandy Alley and Karen (Frank) Sullivan, all of Douglas; siblings, Robert Hildebrand of Lander, Wyoming and Rosalee Damitz of Vallejo, California; grandchildren, Amber Crawford, Janet Hildebrand, Shawn Hildebrand, Trentin Sullivan, Dave Alley Jr., and Crystal Jean Alley; great grandchildren, Tristin Benbo, Dakota Hildebrand, Tyla Crawford, Timber Crawford, Orion Sullivan, Aurora Sullivan, Brinnley Hildebrand, Avery Hildebrand, and Darrell Hildebrand; and great-great grandson, Jax Anderson.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Bill and Fred Hildebrand; sisters, Mary Lam and Anna Mae Keenan; and infant sister, Grace Hildebrand.
Serving as pallbearers will be Shawn Hildebrand, Dave Alley Jr., Trentin Sullivan, Justin Miller, Brian Crawford, and Sam Davies.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of his friends and neighbors.          
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A memorial to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Owen L Toth
   Posted Fri July 07, 2017
Thanks for your military and as tom brokaw has said the greatest generation. Condolences to family, freinds.

Kerry McKillip-Humphrey
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
I recently met Albert with my daughter, Brogan, who is a Hildebrand descendant. We discussed some family history with him and stories about his ranching experiences. We were so happy to meet him, he was sweet and so generous to share his time with us. May he rest in Peace and contentment after a long life of hard work and service to his country. We feel blessed to have met him.

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