Shirley Hildebrand

Shirley Hildebrand


February 7, 1930 - April 7, 2024


Shirley Hildebrand, 94, of Mitchell, SD, passed away early morning on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery in Kimball, SD. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Shirley Mae Hildebrand was born February 7, 1931, in Atkinson, Nebraska. She spent her childhood and adult life in the Kimball, South Dakota area. Shirley graduated from Kimball Public School in 1951, and later earned her teaching degree at Springfield, South Dakota. After completing her teaching degree, she taught at Bijou Hills School for two years. During this time, she met and fell in love with Wayne Hildebrand. They were married October 20, 1952, and spent the next 48  years together until Wayne’s death in March 2000. After living and working in Platte, South Dakota for one year, the young couple moved to Kimball where they operated Friendly Gas. The family were active members of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, and Shirley was a lifetime member of Catholic Daughters of America. 

Shirley loved camping and fishing with her family, as well as hunting during pheasant season. She enjoyed family reunions and playing with her grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by two sons, David of Havre, Montana and Mark of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. David’s three children, Jonathan (Havre, MT), Joshua (Enoch, UT), and Maggie (Havre, MT). Shirley’s loving grandchildren, share their warm memories of Shirley with her six great-grandsons: Hayden, Lucas, Oliver, Easton, Connor and Huxley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne and mother, Elizabeth Kott.


Saturday, June 22, 2024
1:00 PM
St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD


St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD

Posted by Greg and Lea Joy (Holoubek) Geppert on May 4, 2024
Cousin Shirley was a sweet lady with a lovely, gentle disposition who could bring a smile or laugh out of us with a quiet sense of humor. Rest in Pease.
Posted by Linda Hodges on April 18, 2024
I loved Aunt Shirley. I haven't seen her in a very long time but she will be missed.💖
Posted by Kim Cantrell on April 16, 2024
She sweet lady her stories when worked at brady
Posted by Donna Picek on April 10, 2024
Shirley was a wonderful lady!
I stopped to see her when I was in Mitchell.
She looked GREAT!
ALWAYS a smile on her face.
She even knew who I was!
God Bless her precious memory.
Donna (Folan) Picek
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