Gordon Hildebrand

  Clarence Gordon Hildebrand, 87, Belmond, died Feb. 9, 2020 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. Services will be Satruday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Belmond, with Pastor David Boogerd officiating. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home and continue one hour prior to the funeral Saturday at the church.

  In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Kindred Hospice or Belmond-Klemme Scholarship Foundation II, PO Box 2, Belmond.

  Gordon was born Aug. 20, 1932 in Belmond to Clarence and Mary (Brown) Hildebrand. He was raised in Belmond and graduated from Belmond High School in 1950. Gordon married Nanette Nelson in 1955 at Nanette’s home in Mediapolis. They made their home in Belmond and had two children, Donna and David.

  Gordon worked at Tomco/ Acco Seed Company and managed the family farmland around Belmond. In 1979 Gordon was elected to the board of directors of First State Bank in Belmond and continued to serve until his retirement in June 2019. He was a long-time Mason. He and Nanette served on the Boy Scout Troop 16 advisory board for many years. Gordon enjoyed traveling and made several trips to Okinawa Japan, California, Alaska and Virginia. He also liked attending the Iowa State Fair and Old Threshers Reunion at Mt. Pleasant.

  Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

  He is survived by his daughter Donna Heath (Brian) of Ankeny; son David Hildebrand (Beth) of Belmond; grandchildren Joshua Hildebrand (Olivia), Katherine Heath (Jordan), Nathan Hildebrand (Megan), and Mark Heath; and great-grandchildren John, Lauren and Leila.