Katherine went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born February 13, 1931 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Russell) Tray. Katherine had been a hostess and model before attending nursing school. She had worked at William Crispe Hospital in Plainwell and Allegan General Hospital in the dietary department for more than 20 years. Katherine was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching baseball and her 8 children play sports. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. On December 27, 1948 in Burlington, she married Richard Hildebrand who passed away in 2000. Surviving are her children, Bill (Mary) Hildebrand of Shelbyville, Tom (Vonnie) Hildebrand of Martin, Debi (David) Seales of Ft. Wayne, Diana (Greg) Schneider of Washington, Terry (Laurie) Hildebrand of Martin, Tim (Carol) Hildebrand of Martin, Ted (Karen) Hildebrand of Shelbyville and Tracey (Heidi) Hildebrand of Martin; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Naomi Rintoul. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; granddaughter, Nicole Hildebrand; brother, Paul and sister, Rosemary. Friends may visit with Katherine's family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., at Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann and Pastor Rick Sheibe officiating. Private family burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Katherine may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.