Daniel "Dan" Hildenbrand, 77, of Burlington, died at 2:12 PM Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born August 25, 1940, in Des Moines, he was the son of Martin and Margaret Cooley Hildenbrand. On May 31, 1998, he married Lois Caroline Leavens in Newton, IA.
Daniel was a truck driver for Crete Carrier out of Nebraska.
He was a graduate of Des Moines High School.
He was of Baptist faith. He enjoyed watching football, along with listening to country western music; especially Johnny Cash. He also enjoyed watching westerns and was a NASCAR fan, particularly of Danny Hamlin (#11). He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; one son, Daniel Martin Hildenbrand, Jr. of Tampa, FL; three daughters, Danita Torgenson of Tampa, FL, Bonnie Hildenbrand of Tampa, FL, and Kim Hildenbrand of Virginia; two step-sons, Frank Wilcox of Donna, TX, and Gerald Wilcox, Jr. of Newton, IA; four step-daughters, Barbra Doyle of Dyersburg, TN, Sheryl VanBaale of Newton, Melissa McConnell of Des Moines, IA, and Tina Dittmer of Newton, IA; 35 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren;two brothers, Robert Hildenbrand of Cedar Rapids, and Michael Hildenbrand of Ely, IA; two sisters, Nancy Jacobson of Cedar Rapids, and Diane Fleisher of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Mains.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Daniel has donated his body to The University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body Program, for medical research.
The memorial service for Mr. Hildenbrand will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Kevin Rackham officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa at a later date.
A memorial has been established.
Dan Hildenbrand Celebration of Life Service from Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home on Vimeo.