Dean H. Hildebrand, 78, of Pana passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Heritage Health, Pana.
He was born October 26, 1940 in Pana, Ill. to the late Henry and Helen (Vits) Hildebrand. He married Diane Furgeson on February 17, 2001 and she survives in Pana.
Dean lived his entire life in the Pana area and was a Pana High School graduate, class of 1958. He went on to work for Caterpillar from which he retired in 1994. Dean was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where he served as usher for many years. He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Honorary Life Member and former member of Pana Country Club and Pana Elks. He enjoyed showing pictures of his step-grandchildren and taking them out on the golf course in his purple golf cart.
Along with his wife Diane, Dean is survived by his step-children: Brian Furgeson, Pana and Patti (John) Tynan, Shelbyville; step-granddaughters: Ella, Anna, and Sara; siblings: Roger (Vickie) Hildebrand and Patricia Patton both of Pana; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Rodney A. Schwartz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church.
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.mdfh.com