Went to be with her Lord on June 20, 2020. Lois was born on April 19, 1933, to Mona
(Tjaden) Kern in Fergus Falls. She later moved to St. Paul with her mom
and stepdad, Wally. Lois graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in
1951. Lois met the love of her life, Ralph “Bud” Hildebrandt, at
Riverview Baptist Church in West St. Paul, and married him there on
June 30, 1956. Lois was very active in her church and sang in the church choir for over 50 years.
Lois was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending
time with family and friends. She loved Christmas, decorating, having
lunch with friends, singing and listening to music, especially on KTIS
radio. Even in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, she remembered hymns
and sang along. Lois always had a smile on her face and was beautiful,
inside and out. Lois is survived by her son, Mark (Donna) of Meridian, ID; daughter,
Cheryl (Bill) Stephenson and grandson, Willie, of Apple Valley; and
daughter, Caryl (Jay) Jermier and Jay’s children, Madelyn, Zach and
Blake, of Lanesboro; and brother, Eugene Hanneman of Brainerd; many
cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her
husband of 63 years, Bud, and her parents, Mona and Wally Kern.
Special thanks to the staff at Orchard Path and Optage Hospice for
lovingly and skillfully caring for Lois. Family burial at Evergreen Cemetery with a
celebration of Lois’ life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be
made to Riverview Baptist Church, 14 E. Moreland, West St. Paul, MN 55118.
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