Ronald “Ronnie” J. Hildebrand, 69, of Independence, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Buchanan County Regional Health Center in Independence. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at St. John Catholic Church, Delhi. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church conducted by the Reverend John Kremer. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Earlville. Arrangements by Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.

Ronnie was born Jan. 7, 1950, in Dyersville, the son of Joseph and Francis (Nefzger) Hildebrand. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Ronnie was a lovable brother and a very caring person. He held the family all together.

He is survived by his siblings, Agnes Steffensmeier, Catherine “Katie” (Eldon) Heims and Leon A. (Laura) Hildebrand; his sister-in-law, Betty Hildebrand; and many nieces and nephews.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Teresa Mae Monaghan, Edward Hildebrand and LeRoy Hildebrand; brothers-in-law, Joseph Monaghan and Arthur Steffensmeier; and sister-in-law, Marion Hildebrand.

A memorial fund in Ronnie’s memory has been established.

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