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Michael J. Hildahl

April 17, 1948 — September 22, 2014

Hildahl, Michael J.Michael J. "Hilly" Hildahl, age 66, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Cherry Meadows Hospice, Appleton. He was born on April 17, 1948 in Oshkosh the son of the late Elmer and Geraldine (Stoddart) Hildahl. Michael graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1966. He was united in marriage to Susan Bradley on September 27, 1969 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Oshkosh. Michael is survived by his wife, Susan, of 44 years, one brother, Jerry Butch Hildahl of Green Bay and one sister, Laurel (Ken) Markofski of Oshkosh, brother-in-law, Bruce (Judy) Bradley of Oshkosh, five nieces and nephews: Scott (Kathy) Markofski of Oshkosh, Lisa (Frank) Combes of Oshkosh, Michael Markofski of Appleton, Eric (Anne) Markofski of West Allis and Ann Bradley of Oshkosh; four nieces and nephews, Jerry, Heidi, Tracey, Michele; 10 great-nieces and nephews: Brianne, Berklee, Brooklynn, Ben, Zach, Laurelann, Amber, William, Claire, Samuel; further survived by special godson, Todd Tellock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish-St Peter Church, 435 High Ave, with Father James Jugenheimer officiating. Friends and family may visit on Friday, at Konrad-Behlman-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Dr. from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and also on Saturday, at the Church from 11:00 am until the time of Mass. Interment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Oshkosh.Mike was enthusiastic and passionate about everything that he did. He coached football and basketball at the Y. When his nephew played football he contacted Bart Starr who wrote the team a special letter when they went undefeated. He played softball (on the Pinkys team when they won the city Championship and bowled in younger years. Sue was a faithful bleacher-sitter and couples league partner.He retired in 2003 with 32 years of service at UW Oshkosh. The majority of those years were spent as Equipment Manager with the Athletic Department where he and Sue made life-long friends with Staff and students, who called him a mentor and favorite uncle. He travelled with the Titan baseball team to two National Championships and also received two championship rings a real hi-light in his career. After retirement he worked and volunteered with the Titan football team, who appreciated his advice , friendship and expertise. He was honorary captain of the team on October 23, 2010.He and Sue enjoyed camping with his cousins and friends and travelling throughout the US especially New Mexico/Southwest with neighbors and several times to Hawaii-their favorite destination. The most memorable trip was Hawaii with his nephew and family in 2007.Mike spent nearly 30 years on the Committee of the Oshkosh Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited with 20 years as Chapter President. During Mikes time they grew to consistently win the largest Chapter in the Nation award. Time spent deer hunting with his nephews and cousins were special times for him as was pheasant hunting with our neighbor and the dogs in fall. He bagged his biggest buck hunting with his nephew. Tournament Walleye fishing was his passion. In 2005 Mike and his partner were qualifiers in the Cabelas National Team Championship in Dubuque. The cameraman spent a few hours in their boat, so they were on a Sunday morning fishing show. So many thanks to his walleye fishing partners, pre-fishing buddies and fishing advisors for helping him compete in 2014.In the end, Mike won his final competition with cancer, as he suffers no longer. He was a courageous fighter throughout. He will be sadly missed by many especially by his loving wife, Sue, and faithful chocolate lab, Cocoa. Remember the fun times with Mike. There were many! And, celebrate his life, because he wants you to do that.Thank you to friends and neighbors for the continuous supply of comfort food, conversations and support, and of course, Vickys peanut butter cookies. Thank you to Thedacare Oshkosh, Appleton Cardiology, Wachtel Cancer Center, and Thedacare Cherry Meadows Hospice. The kind and compassionate people are a comfort.Of Uncles and Huntin PartnersA mentor, a teacher, a buddyCheerful, tearful, and sometimes fearfulHigh fives, some low timesHave we, through our livesThe good, and the old timesOur kinship survivesThankful and forgiving,My Uncle, My FriendA memorial has been established.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home - Westside



100 Lake Pointe Drive
Oshkosh
WI
54904

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4:00 pm until 7:00 pm



Most Blessed Sacrament- St Peter site



435 High Ave.
Oshkosh
WI
54901

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11:00 am until 1:00 pm



Most Blessed Sacrament- St Peter site



435 High Ave.
Oshkosh
WI
54901

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1:00 PM



Calvary Catholic Cemetery



Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh
WI
54901




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