In Memory of

Richard W. Hildreth

August 31, 1925 - January 28, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – Richard “Dick” W. Hildreth 94, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lake City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Church until service time.

     Richard is survived by his wife Ardeth; children, Sandi (Paul) Feld of Rockwell City, Linda (Neil) Swedlund of Stratford, Rita (Steve) Anderson of Washington, and Gary (Pam) Hildreth of Rockwell City; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his son Rohn Hildreth; grandson Allen Feld; his parents, Carroll and Blanche (Devitt) Hildreth; sister Carolyn Drennan; and brothers, Noel, Eugene, and Donald Hildreth.

     Richard Warren Hildreth was born August 31, 1925 at Carroll, Iowa.  He graduated from Rockwell City High School.  On June 9, 1949 he was united in marriage to Ardeth Pierson at Rockwell City.  They lived all 70 years of their marriage farming between Rockwell City and Lohrville.  Richard was proud to have helped build the United Methodist Church in Rockwell City.  Following their retirement in 1988, they established their home in Rockwell City.  Richard’s passion was driving. He enjoyed hauling livestock in semis and later driving for Champion Chrysler.  The couple also enjoyed wintering in Arizona for many years.  His hobbies included woodworking and carpentry.  Richard was a member of the United Methodist Church, and the Rockwell City Lions Club.

SERVICES
Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Friday
January 31, 2020
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jim Davis
CASKET BEARERS
Keaton Hildreth
Aaron Hildreth
Conner Hildreth
Derek Swedlund
Brian Feld
Jason Laverman
VISITATION
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Friday
January 31, 2020
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
INTERMENT
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:53 AM
“My branch of the family extends our condolences to your family on the death of Richard Hildreth. Our Hildreth family is descended from Golda Hildreth Patterson, daughter of Ed Hildreth, and first cousin to Jim (and Carrie) Hildreth. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
- Kathi Patterson

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:10 AM
“Mrs. Hildreth, Sandi and all the family: Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Mr. Hildreth. What a long, well-lived and fulfilling life!”
- Lee Campbell

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:08 AM
“We are very sad to hear of the passing of Dick. He was such a kind, caring and friendly person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ardith, Sandi, Gary and the rest of the family. Hugs & prayers to you all”
- Lisa & John Hedman

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:08 AM
“John and I are saddened to hear of the loss of Dick. He was always such a very friendly, kind and caring person who always wore a smile. Our sincerest sympathies to Ardith, Sandi, Paul, Gary, Pam, Leah and the rest of the Hildreth family for the very difficult loss of a great man. Hugs and prayers to you all!”
- Lisa Hedman

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:14 PM
“Our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. We have always enjoyed visiting with both Dick and Ardith.”
- Ole and Becky Wibholm

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:58 PM
“Our deepest sympathy.
The Wedemeyer Family”
- Annette Wedemeyer

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2:08 PM
“Ardeth and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Dick’s work and help with so many things at the Methodist Church. He was very special.”
- Karen Osborne

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Ardeth and family, last night and all today I have been thinking of all the memories I have of your family. We were not only neighbors for many years, but friends. Our family (the Brennan’s) living right across the road and yours shared so many great times and my heart is sad for the loss of Dick. Always in my heart. Sue”
- Sue Daisy

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:25 PM
“So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you”
- Eleanor/ Pamela Hildreth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:34 AM
“Gosh I am so sorry to hear this. Dick always had a wonderful smile and a great hug! Love and prayers to all. ”
- Lori Feld Bonnstetter

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:34 AM
“Dick was loved and will be missed. He lived a full life and was blessed. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Steve and Peggy Drennan

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:20 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Dick passing. RIP Dick.”
- Missy Anderson Maher

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:20 AM
“Such a kind kind loving man. Awe♡♡♡ He will be missed but certainly made is mark in hearts of so many and such an example of a true family man. ”
- Janelle Nesbitt

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“So very sorry. He was such a kind man. Keeping you in our prayers.”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“We knew Dick as such a kind person, so creative! He was always thinking. His warm smile and mannerisms will certainly be missed!”
- Joe and Barb Feld

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“Thinking of all the Hildreth family with the loss of Dick. He was always so kind & friendly. We will miss him. Sending prayers & sympathy. ”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM
“Every time we saw each other he would give me his gentle pinch on my arm!!! I will miss him. Linda Jo”
- Linda Jo

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 8:34 PM
“Sorry for the loss of Richard. May he Rest In Peace ”
- Marilyn Thompson


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