Hilbert, Donald E.


88, of New Port Richey, Fl formerly of La Crosse Wisconsin peacefully left the confines of this life to walk freely again with the Lord in heaven on July 5, 2014 at Madison Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born in La Crosse July 5, 1926 to Anna and Carl Hilbert. There he met and married Elizabeth Sullivan January 18th, 1947. They lived there until permanently relocating to New Port Richey in 2009. He retired from Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy) after 40 years of service. He loved to hunt and fish and when not in the woods hunting or on the shores of the Mississippi fishing he would be with his friends at the local rifle range. Everyone who knew him knew he was the happiest in the woods and marshes of the coulee region.

Donald is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth; daughters Donna (Donald) Furlano of Crystal Lake, Ill., Susan (Donald) Hunter, and Jeanne Southworth of New Port Richey, Fl.; brother Wyman of La Crosse, Wi.; brother-in-law Ed Sullivan and family of Onalaska, Wi; 4 grandchildren, Don, Dave, Deanna, and Shannon; 2 great-grand children, Matthew and Karl; nieces, nephews and their families.

In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his sisters Anita and Bernice and stillborn son John.

Memorial masses for Donald will be held in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.morganfuneralhome.com.


  1. Bud & Maureen Johnson says

    Our prayers are with you Betty on your loss. Don had a good life with you.

  2. Bud & Maureen Johnson says

    Our prayers are with you Betty on your loss. Don had a good life with you

  3. Maureen (Christie) Breuer says

    Dear Betty and family,

    Don was a lovely man. I was always impressed with his quiet demeanor and gentle nature. I will say a prayer for him and for all of you.

    PS. I still have the washtub from our old house!

  4. Mary Witt says

    Dear Betty,
    Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love and Prayers
    Mary Witt (Christenson)

  5. Elvera Myhre says

    Elizabeth & Family –
    My family’s sympathy to your family. We were very luck to have known Don. He was a very nice person and helpful to us when we moved into out home on Shelby Road in La Crosse. We know you will miss him greatly.
    Elvera [Ole] Myhre and family.

  6. Patty Kay says

    Dear Betty and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for God’s comfort for your family.
    With love and sympathy,
    Robert and Patty (Hilbert) Kay
    Chris, Soni, and Caelen Kay
    P.S. I have many fond memories of Uncle Don and ducks and family gatherings. Dad (Wyman) and Bob send their thoughts and prayers also. Patty

  7. Paul Jr & Debbie Furlano says

    Dear Betty,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Paul & Debbie Furlano

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