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Kenneth Hilbelink

October 18, 1948 — January 10, 2022


Kenneth Lee Hilbelink, 73, of Oostburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Ken was born on August 27, 1948, to Oscar and Helen (Brasser) Hilbelink. He graduated from Oostburg High School in 1966. After high school, Ken served in the National Guard. He was employed for 47 years at Kohler Company until his retirement. Ken enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, being involved with the PGA, and spending time with his grandchild.

Ken is survived by his sons, Peter (Cara) Hilbelink, Joshua (Nikki Kassner) Hilbelink; grandson, Owen Hilbelink; sisters, Carol Meyer, Barbara (David) Schmitt; brothers, Orlan Hilbelink, David (Leann) Hilbelink, Gary Hilbelink, Richard Hilbelink; sister-in-law, Joanne Hilbelink; former wife, Barbara (Wilterdink) Hilbelink. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Ken is preceded in death by parents; brothers, Eugene Hilbelink, Gerald Hilbelink, Bruce Hilbelink; sisters, Lois Doro, Irene Wilson; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hilbelink, Kathy Hilbelink.

A private gathering will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made in Ken’s name.

Ken’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Diane Daane and the Spindler Family for keeping him independent in his retirement.

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The staff of Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting the Hilbelink family.

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