THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 29, 2018
Edwin Hilbert, 97, of the Town of Chase, passed away Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018.
Born Sept. 16, 1920 in the Town of Chase, to William and Stella (Bucholtz) Hilbert, he lived there all his life. On Oct. 6, 1945, he married Florence Holewinski at St. Joseph Church in Chase and they operated a dairy farm in South Chase for over 40 years.
A member of St. Joseph Parish in Chase, he later belonged to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Sobieski. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, Resurrection Choir, served as Treasurer for Town of Chase and was on the Oconto County Board of Supervisors.
He enjoyed his farm, garden, flowers, dancing, playing cards and prayed the rosary daily.
Survivors include two daughters, Barb (Jim) Van Lannen of Pulaski and Darlene (Carl) Drevs of Green Bay; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Hilbert of Menominee, Mi.; two sisters-in-law, Marge Hilbert of Chase and Lucille Holewinski of Green Bay; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence on Sept. 5, 2012; three brothers, Clarence (LaValice), Norbert (Pat) and Larry Hilbert; a sister, Betty (Felix) Maciejewski and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ed (Edna) Holewinski, Casey Holewinski, Verna (Tony) Ostrenga and Violet (Dick) Klopotic.
Friends may call at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble Street, Sobieski on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with Fr. Antonio de los Santos presiding. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chase in the Spring.