Charles R. Hilgedorf

ARLINGTON – Charles Robert Hilgendorf died peacefully at home in Arlington, Wisconsin on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.  He was 94 years old.

Charles was born August 31, 1927, to Martin and Metta (Parker) Hilgendorf in Almond, Wisconsin.  He graduated as valedictorian from Almond High School.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and later earned his Master’s Degree from the same university.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jessie (1981) and his siblings Harold, Alan, James, John, and sister, Martha.  He is survived by his children, Robert, Karl, Martin (Michelle) and Debra.  He was grandfather to 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.    

Services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be private in Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arlington or Poynette Friends of the Fine Arts.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family. 



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