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Farie Lucille Hilderbrand
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Obituary for Farie Lucille Hilderbrand

Farie L. Hilderbrand, age 81, of McHenry, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born May 2, 1936 in Oakland, IL, Farie was the youngest of nine children born to Leslie and Tressie (Green) Swinford. Raised in Oakland, she moved as a teen with her family to Chicago, where she graduated from high school. She met her future husband, Nolan Hilderbrand, at the church where her future father-in-law was Pastor. Farie and Nolan married in Chicago on October 27, 1953. Residents of Elmhurst for many years, they resided in McHenry after her husband became Pastor at the First United Pentecostal Church in McHenry.

Farie was employed for more than 30 years by Aetna Insurance, where she worked as a claims analyst primarily in the Elmhurst and Glen Ellyn locations. A woman of deep faith who loved to sing, Farie enjoyed supporting her husband as a Pastor's wife for over 30 years. For over 50 years, she served her ministry as a devoted Sunday School teacher. Farie enjoyed using her drawing and creative talents for many church activities, including designing many church bulletin boards throughout the years.

Survivors include three children, Becky (Roger) Buckland of Indianapolis, IN, Melvin Hilderbrand of Rancho Mission Viejo, CA, and Mark Hilderbrand of McHenry; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and siblings, Monique "Mona" Parker of Lakewood, CA, Melvin Swinford of Chicago, Wanda Coffey of Ashmore, IL, Marie (Ken) McGlothlin of Jasper, IN, and Madonna (Bill) Coffey of Ashmore, IL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Nolan Hilderbrand on Sept. 25, 2008; her daughter-in-law, Danette Hilderbrand, on Sept. 28, 2017; and siblings, Mauvie Lenhart, Myron Swinford, and Mildred Struska.

The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050





10:00 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Cemetery Details


Woodland Cemetery

N. Richmond Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Memorial Contribution

First United Pentecostal Church of McHenry

258 Sunnyside Road
Lakemoor, IL 60051

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