Marion A. Hildebrand, 72, of Dyersville, formerly of Earlville, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at her home.

Visitation was held from 4 – 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, with a 4 p.m. Scripture Service and additional visitation was held from 9:30 - 10:15 on Saturday.

Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville. Inurnment at a later date: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Earlville.

Marion A. Hildebrand was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Manchester, the daughter of Joseph and Mae (Slauson) Gudenkauf. She was a graduate of Worthington High School. On Feb. 27, 1965, Marion married LeRoy Hildebrand in Worthington. Together they farmed. Her faith and family were very important to Marion. They fostered many children through the years. She enjoyed cooking for everyone gathered for family dinners, playing cards, and time spent with family, especially trips to Backbone Park. Marion dearly loved her grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Marion is survived by her children, Alan (Karen) Hildebrand of Earlville, Cherie (Jeff) White of Cedar Rapids, Charlotte (Brent) Williams of Waterloo, Glenn Hildebrand of Dyersville, Michelle (Jim) Salow of Earlville, Kim Kessler of Dubuque, Chad Hildebrand of Earlville, Dawn (Pat) Yackley of Chicago, Ill., Crystal (Beau) Ellingson of Dyersville, and Jonathan Hildebrand of Manchester; twenty-seven grandchildren; siblings, Elaine Weber of Dyersville, Ronald (Alice) Gudenkauf of New Vienna, Arden (Jane) Gudenkauf of Dyersville; and sister-in-law, Mary Jane Gudenkauf of Dyersville.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeRoy Hildebrand, a son, Gary Hildebrand; and a brother, Robert Gudenkauf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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