BETTENDORF - A Celebration of the Eucharist for Lorraine M. Hildebranski, 87, a resident of Bettendorf, will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the Mass time at church. Private family burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Mrs. Hildebranski journeyed from this earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at her residence in Bettendorf.
Lorraine Angel was born on April 5, 1925, in Calumet City, Illinois, the second of five children of Frank and Mary (Zasada) Angel. She lived in Calumet City until June 1999 at which time she and her beloved husband moved to Davenport to be closer to family. Lorraine was united in marriage to Richard Hildebranski on September 27, 1947, at St. Andrews in Calumet City. Richard journeyed from this earthly life on June 18, 2001, just two years after arriving in Davenport.
Lorraine was employed as a secretary for a law firm in Chicago, in the bookkeeping department at a bank in South Holland, Illinois, and ended her career as secretary to the fire chief(s) in Calumet City for 22 years. She thoroughly enjoyed working around all the firemen and chiefs, "boys," as she called them, and was seen by many of them as a mother figure and true confidant! She was a member of the Illinois Fire Chief Secretary's Association.
Lorraine's deep faith was precious to her. She and Richard raised their two children, Connie and John, steeped in the Catholic faith. She was an active member in the Catholic churches, lecturing, Altar and Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella and served on various church committees. She and Richard loved to dance and always enjoyed social events that included dancing. She loved to plant flowers and tend to them throughout the season. She was a very creative homemaker who thoroughly enjoyed decorating for every holiday and sharing her cooking and baking talents with family and friends. One of her greatest enjoyments in life was vacationing with her family every summer to Door County, Wisconsin. Many memorable conversations, beautiful sightseeing and fun times were had during those vacations.
She will greatly missed and eternally loved by her daughter, Connie Hildebranski, Bettendorf; her son, John Hildebranski (fiancée Linda Kline), Davenport; her adopted daughter, Jane Heinz, Bettendorf; a sister, Vera (Frank) Paunicka, Munster, Ind.; a brother, Don "Red" (Sandy) Angel, Lansing, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Terry) Hildebranski, Hammond, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mary Angel; godchildren, Lisa, Kat, Michael and Joey; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her most loving husband, Richard, parents, brothers, Father Irvin H.A. Angel and Jim Angel, her in-laws, Florence and Charlie Hildebranski and Lil and Bob Hildebranski, and nieces Nancy and Donna. May they rest in peace.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport, Genesis Hospice, Davenport or a charity of your choice.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Lorraine's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.