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Rodney J. Hildebrands

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[August 10, 2016]  LINCOLN - Rodney (Rod) James Hildebrands, 57, of Lincoln formerly of Hartsbug, died Friday, July 22nd at his home.

Visitation: July 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hartsburg United Methodist Church in Hartsburg

Service: Wednesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Hartsburg United Methodist Church

Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln     


Rodney (Rod) James Hildebrands, 57, of Lincoln formerly of Hartsbug, died Friday, July 22nd at his home.

Rodney was born to Creston James and Eva Duckworth Hildebrands October 6th, 1958 in Lincoln, Illinois. Rod is preceded in death by his father, Creston Hildebrands and his sister, Kay Wessbecher. He is survived by his Mother, Eva Hildebrands and his sisters, Cathy Shepler of Lincoln, Linda (the late Robert) Ruder of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kim Koehne of Lincoln, Connie (Bob) Hunter of Lincoln, Diane (the late Bob) Harris of Lincoln, and Lisa (Jim) West of Atlanta. He was also the loving Uncle of many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss him.

From an early age Rod had many health obstacles that detoured his life. However, he went beyond everyone's expectations and finished high school, participated in baseball and basketball in high school and had a talent of working on small engines. Rod loved supporting his sisters and nieces and nephews in their school sports events. He enjoyed going to the movies and playing pool with family and friends. Rod was a loyal friend and an avid animal lover, especially his cats. He would do anything for his family.

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Visitation will be Tuesday, July 26th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hartsburg United Methodist Church in Hartsburg, Illinois with Pastor Tammy Werschey Kessinger officiating. Funeral Services will be Wednesday morning 10:00 am at Hartsburg United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Greenhill Cemetery in San Jose.

Memorials can be made to the Humane Society of Logan County

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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