Celeste Evelyn Hildebrand, 95

July 29, 2010
  • Celeste Evelyn Hildebrand

SEPT. 13, 1914-JULY 27, 2010

Mrs. Celeste Evelyn Hildebrand, 95, Middletown, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Vindobona Nursing Home in Braddock Heights. She was the wife of Luther Harold "Jack" Hildebrand, who died Sept. 20, 1972.

Born near Jefferson, Sept. 13, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Roy Eugene and Ruth Evelyn Pfeifer Everhart.

She had been employed with Woolco Dept. Store in Frederick for many years.

Mrs. Hildebrand was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Burkittsville; had served on the church council; was treasureer of the Sunday school; and had served as treasurer of the Gleaner's Class of the Sunday school. She was the leader of the Petersville 4-H club for 25 years; and was a former member of the Jefferson Grange.

She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1933. She also cared for the elderly for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, Lois E. Shank and husband Donald, Middletown; two grandsons, Jerry E. Shank and wife Teresa, Monrovia, and Ronald E. Shank and wife Jennifer, Middletown; seven great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Katie, Janelle, Brooke, Taylor, Tara and Chase; two sisters, Cleta Ahalt, Middletown, and Jean Axline, Middletown.


The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burkittsville. There will also be a viewing one hour before the church service Monday. The Rev. Kimberly Nunberg will officiate. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, c/o Gloria Wolfe, 8301 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769.

The family would like to thank Vindobona Nursing Home for their mother's excellent care.

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