Mark R. Hilgendorf, 57, of the town of Rib Falls, passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 1, 2023.
He was born in Kenosha on July 20, 1965, the son of Robert and Mary (Waldburger) Hilgendorf. Mark spent part of his childhood in Kenosha and also in the Wausau area, graduating from D.C. Everest High School in 1983. He later married the former Sarah Manteufel in Rothschild.
Mark worked at the Wausau Wastewater Treatment Plant as a mechanic for 22 years. Prior to that, he was a member of the groundskeeping/maintenance staff at Wausau Insurance Companies for 13 years. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing, and with his sons with their involvement in Boy Scouts. Mark was a proud father of two Eagle Scouts. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and like every good family man, a great chauffeur. He was always willing to help anyone in the neighborhood and family. In the fall/winter he could often be heard ‘helping’ the referees with appropriate calls during Packer and Colorado Avalanche games.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Hilgendorf; sons, Jacob and William Hilgendorf; mother, Mary Hilgendorf; sisters, Judy (Larry) Kowalski and Sue (Jeffrey) Klun; brother, Matt Hilgendorf; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hilgendorf.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232280 North 120th Avenue, Wausau (Town of Stettin), with Rev. William Ostrem officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A luncheon will be provided after the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.