Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Arnold L. 'Arnie' Hildensperger

Arnold L. Hildensperger, 88, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Arnie was born in Wausau to the late Joe and Mary Hildensperger on July 16, 1921. He was a resident of Racine since 1949. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Botsford on November 22, 1947.

Mr. Hildensperger attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1943 and was employed by In-Sink-Erator from 1949 until 1978. He then worked for A & E Manufacturing until his retirement in 1988. Arnie served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Sergeant during World War II and also in India, Burma and China.

Mr. Hildensperger was a member of Christ Church United Methodist. He was the PER of Racine Elks Lodge # 252. He served as the manager of the Racine Elks Marching Band. He also was a member of the Masonic Organization Orient Chapter, the Racine Council, the Racine Commandery, the Racine Belle City Lodge # 18, the Racine Shriners and the Racine Eastern Star #45.

Arnie was an excellent athlete. He was # 34, Left End, for the semi-pro football team, the Wausau Muskies. He played Center on the basketball team of the Army Air Corps All Stars. He was the all-time # 1 Packer fan. Arnie was well loved by all who knew him.

The world will not be the same without you, Dad. We all love you so much.

Arnie is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Racine; his daughter, Lynn (Paul) Walby of Morrisonville; his granddaughter, Michelle (Robert) Fetterer of Cary, Illinois; his sister, Mary Jo Hildensperger of Wausau; and one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Donald (Helen) Botsford of Racine and Delores Hildensperger of Michigan. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, James and Russell; and one sister, Donna.

Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday evening, February 6, 2010, at 5 p.m. with Rev. Mark Swanson officiating. A public interment will be held at Mound Cemetery on Monday morning, February 8, 2010, at 11 a.m. Please meet at the entrance of the cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Saturday from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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