Mrs. Hilpert was a founding member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond P. Hilpert, whom she married on April 16, 1941, and who died August 2, 2004; her parents, Phillip and Elizabeth, nee Riedl, Bertelsman; six brothers, Joseph, Emil, Walter, Ben, Clarence, and Milton Bertelsman; and 10 sisters, Elenora Theis, Kathryn Bach, Mary Theis, Edna Kirchner, Agnes Hilpert, Florence Schwinn, and four sisters who died in early childhood, Theresa, Dolores, Mildred, and Lucille.
Surviving are two daughters, Rosemary (Russ) Neu of St. Charles, MO, and Ruth (Oscar) Dill of East Haddam, CT;
a son, Robert W. (Deanna) Hilpert of Swansea, IL;
nine grandchildren, Robert A. Hilpert, Tamara (Todd) Cygan, Scott (Elizabeth) Hilpert, Christina (James) Rader, Trevor (Candace) Fowler, Todd (Tiffany) Fowler, Erik (Denise) Dill, Jeremy (Renee) Dill, and Kristen (Todd) Violette;
22 great-grandchildren; Kohl, Peyton, John, Abby, Ava, Taylor, Jordyn, Colin, Kamryn, Jay, Kendyl, Gavin, Johnathan, Allison, Emily, Nicholas, Alyssa, Olivia, Jacob, Alyssa, Lindsay and Reagan;
a sister, Dorothy (Frank) Schaefer of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to VITAS Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.