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Obituary for William Hildebrandt

William Gary Hildebrandt, 77, of Lansing, affectionately known as “Gary” to everyone, passed away June 1, 2022, at Lansing Care and Rehab. He was born June 29, 1944, in Leavenworth, Kan., to George and Nina (Johnson) Hildebrandt Sr.

Gary attended Leavenworth Public Schools.

In 1964, Gary married Ruby Ellis Bell. She preceded him in death in 1977. In 1983, Gary met his longtime companion, Theresa Paschal, she preceded him in death in 2012. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Keith Hildebrandt; a brother, George Hildebrandt Jr.; sisters, Mary Frances Williams and Rose Marie Cook.

He is survived by his son, William Gary Hildebrandt III of Leavenworth; daughters, Sherry M. Hildebrandt of Kansas City, Kan., and Ruby (Fred) Smith of Leavenworth; a step-daughter, Rebecca Paschal of Leavenworth; three sisters, Georgia Mae Hester of Leavenworth, Kan., Barbara Jean Johnson of Flower Mound, Texas, and Laurette Anette Potter of Denver, Colo.; and many grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on the farm with his dad and brother. He also enjoyed singing and dancing.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the funeral home for funeral expenses.