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John R. Hildebrand, 84, Air Force vet, supervisor at Tyson, active in Scouting, church
John R. Hildebrand, 84, of 16115 Smith Valley Road, Mapleton Depot, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his home.
Born August 16, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Ray John and Catherine (Foster) Hildebrand. He was united in marriage on November 12, 1950 to Eleanor E. (Miller) Hildebrand, who resides at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon.
John graduated from Sandusky High School in 1947. He served in the United States Air Force from 1948 until 1952. He also studied at Bowling Green University. In 1994 he retired from Tyson Foods as a supervisor. John enjoyed reading and coin collecting, and had a genuine love for history and music. He enjoyed singing, playing instruments and listening to music. He was always very involved in church life and held leadership positions in various churches. He was a member of the NRA, and the American Legion, and held various positions in the Boy Scouts, including Scout Master up to and including Assistant District Commissioner. John thoroughly enjoyed his family.
Surviving are his children: James R. Hildebrand and wife Michelle of Lancaster, John W. Hildebrand and wife Bonnie of New Holland, Kathleen A. Rutter and husband Rusty of Ephrata, David B. Hildebrand and wife Jenice of Mapleton Depot, Mark A. Hildebrand of Marietta, Matthew S. Hildebrand and wife Paulette of Ephrata, Susan E. Hogue and husband Tony of Ephrata, and Steven W. Hildebrand and wife Tammy of Denver; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister: Ann Hildebrand of Sandusky, Ohio; and a step-sister: Lori Johnson and husband Ron of Huron, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, John was also preceded in death by a brother: James Hildebrand.
Services were held May 10 at Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown, with Pastors Howard Houtz and Stephen Jeanes officiating. Burial was in Bowmans Chapel Cemetery in Smith Valley.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.
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