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Gary M. Hildenbrand, 75, Greenwood

Gary M. Hildenbrand, 75, of Greenwood, formerly of Jasper, passed away at 11:17 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Gary was born in Evanston on March 30, 1947, to George A. and Corina (Boehm) Hildenbrand. He married Diane Greattinger on August 21, 1971, in St. Matthews Catholic Church in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

He was a 1965 graduate of Ferdinand High School.

Gary was a United States Army Veteran, who served full time in the Army National Guard.  He retired after 38 years as a Command Sergeant Major.

He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Indianapolis, the Franklin American Legion Honor Guard, and the German American Klub in Indianapolis.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, traveling and playing golf.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Hildenbrand, Greenwood; two children, Jason (Stacey) Hildenbrand, Mills River, NC and Leslie (Dean) Jerger, Jasper; five grandchildren, Layla and Natalie Hildenbrand, and Kate, Leah and Alex Jerger; one sister, Mary Louise Berger, Tell City; and three brothers, Melvin (Betty) Hildenbrand, Jasper, Jerome Hildenbrand and Kenneth (Karen) Hildenbrand, both of Mariah Hill.

Preceding him in death was one sister, Kathleen Hildenbrand.

A Mass of Christian burial for Gary M. Hildenbrand will be held at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 1, in Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.  The Indiana National Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at the church from 10-11 a.m. on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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