Howard L. Hildebrand, age 87, of Vicksburg, MI passed away Aug. 2, 2017. Howard was born Aug. 18, 1929 in Vicksburg. Mi. At age 87. He went to be with his Lord and savior. Son of Rollin and Bessie Hildebrand. His surviving members are sons, James Hildebrand (Terri), Richard Hildebrand (Karen), daughter, Peggy Jones (Dennis), 9 grand children, 14 great grand children, He was preceded in death by his wife Maribel, 2 brother in laws, Al Fritz, William Bogema, two grandsons Jason Jones and Chad Hildebrand. Howard was involved with several business. Hildebrand Const., Mall City Asphalt, Hildebrand Heavy Equipment. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church and served on the building committees, and ushering. Howard was very giving and enjoyed being around people. There will be a private family service at Mt. Ever-Rest Chapel, 3941 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo on August 5th 2017 at 11:30 AM All family and friends are invited to a luncheon starting at 12:30 PM at the Kalamzoo Free Methodist Church, 931 W. Maple street. Memorial contributions may be made to Bubs 73 Foundation, P.O. Box 71, Vicksburg, Mi. 49097. Avink Cremation Society.