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Edwedge Hildebrand

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Edwedge Hildebrand

April 25, 1922-July 28, 2014

Edwedge T. "Eddie" Hildebrand, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, July 28 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Augustana Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with Reverend John W. Lee officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

The visitation will continue one hour prior to Friday's services at the church.

Edwedge Teresa Hildebrand, known as Eddie, was born to Augustive and Amanda (Mathias) Blom on April 25, 1922 in rural Detroit Lakes. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1940.

Eddie was united in marriage to Leonard Hildebrand on October 10, 1943 in Detroit Lakes. Following their marriage, Eddie and Leonard moved to Seattle, Wash., where they both worked building wings for B-17's at Boeing aircraft. They returned to Detroit Lakes in 1949 and lived on a farm near Mud Lake.

In 1958, they purchased Eddie's parents' home in Shoreham near Lake Melissa. Eddie cleaned cabins for area lake residents and helped her aunt with baking and catering in the area. In 2001 Eddie entered Emmanuel Nursing Home. Leonard died in 2011.

Eddie enjoyed doing things with and for her grandchildren, and she loved flower gardening, music, driving for people who needed rides, teaching Sunday school and being secretary of the Ladies' Aide.

Survivors include three sons, Hap (Micky) Hildebrand of Springfield, Minn., Byrne Hildebrand of Brainerd and Peter Hildebrand of Detroit Lakes; two grandchildren, Joshua Hildebrand and Megan Rosenfeldt; one step-granddaughter, Erika Seaquist; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brianna and Makayla; and two step-great grandchildren, Christian and Conner.

Eddie was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, parents and one brother.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home is helping the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.daviddonehower.com.

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