Born: April 21, 1925
Died: March 18, 2014
Joseph John Hillenbrand, age 88, of Fridley.
Veteran of WWII and Korea: Purple Heart Recipient and 2 Bronze Stars. Member of the Knights of Columbus.
Preceded in death by sisters, Sr. Anna, Cecelia; daughter Marcia Braun; sons-in-law, Tom Braun, and Bob Kelly.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Audrey; children Greg (Julie), Jane Kelly, Kate, Jim (Julie); grandchildren, Andrea (Scott) Strobush, Mike (Aviva), Rob (Beth), Pat Kelly, Jackie (Sam) Kelly-Faddler, Angie Braun, Bridget (Dan) Mengelkoch, Megan Braun, Ben Braun, Gretchen (Justin) Juntenen, Sarah, Molly, Joe; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Dick) Aschenbrenner; nieces, nephews other family and friends.
Joe enjoyed woodworking and travel.
Visitation Friday 5-8 PM, at Methven-Taylor Funeral home 850- E Main St. Anoka.
Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00AM Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Church of St. Stephen, 525, Jackson St, Anoka, 763-421-2471, with visitation starting at 10AM.
Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.