Gene Hildreth, age 89, of Lamberton, MN died on November 8, 2020, Carris Health – Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, MN.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton, MN from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

A family burial will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Lamberton City Cemetery at 11:00 am.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Gene Robert Hildreth was born on June 8, 1931 to Milo and Neoma (Holyer) Hildreth in Windom, MN. He was baptized on June 6, 1948. Gene graduated from Storden High School in 1949. He married Arlene Larsen on March 5, 1951. To this family they added 5 children – David, Susan, Mike, Patrick, and Kelly. Gene farmed his whole life and milked cows. He taught Sunday School, Confirmation, and Bethel Series which was very dear to him. He loved to bowl, golf, ride motorcycle, and travel. Gene also enjoyed the weekly card games with the Revere boys very much. He also loved to spend afternoon visiting shut ins. Gene and Jo Runck spent 12 special years together before the Lord called him home.

He is survived by Jo Runck; children – Dave (Alice) Hildreth of Mitchell, SD, Pat (Marla) Hildreth of Marshall, VA, and Kelly Hildreth of Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; Jo’s family – Shelly (Regan) Gemelke of Ghent and Gary (Sarah) Runck of Redwood Falls and their children Halle of Redwood Falls & Holden of the Cities; and cousin Ray Hildreth of Lamberton. Gene was preceded in death by his wife Arlene, son Mike, and daughter Sue.