David L. Hild

Sep 9, 2019
Hild, David news


Graveside Services: will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Geneseo Township Cemetery 3127 115th St., Buckingham, Iowa with military rites conducted by the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207.


  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Friday September 13, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Avenue  Waterloo, Iowa 50702



Geneseo Township Cemetery


In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to:  La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207.


David L. Hild, 90, a resident of Rosewood Estates in Waterloo, formerly of La Porte City died Monday, September 9, 2019 at his home in his sleep.  He was born July 30, 1929 in Geneseo Township the son of Dale and Alice Yarrow Hild.  He graduated from La Porte City High School.  

He left LaPorte City in 1951 to serve in the US Air Force in Yuma, Arizona where he learned electronics. David married Bonnie J. Sippel in 1951, they were later divorced.  After an honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1955, David moved to Evansdale, Iowa and worked at Rath Packing Company for many years.   He later moved to Minnesota and worked before returning to Iowa to work as a Supervisor at John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo for 20 years. David lived in Fredericka, Iowa for many years. He retired from John Deere in May 1993. 

David loved to camp and cook a big steak over the campfire.  He was an avid coin collector and loved to share his collections with family. He was always supportive of the extended family and offered help generously. He loved to dance and spent many evenings dancing polkas and square dancing with friends. He was active in the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S SanDiego Post 207. 

Survived by: two daughters, Ann Hild of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Gail (Keats) Garman of Blaine, Washington; one brother, Harold (Lynette) Hild of Alamo, TX; one sister, Carol (Robert) Usher of Waverly and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Katherine Marie Hild in infancy, Shirley Juhl and one stepson, Michael J. Witmer.


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  1. Susan Smith | Sep 13, 2019
    I worked with Dave for the many years he was at the Engine Works. He was always willing to help you if needed or give you something to get you by.  He did love to dance & had many stories to tell about dancing, fixing his cars or planting hundreds of trees. Will always remember his laugh, smile & kindness. Thoughts & prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss.
  2. Harlan Ackerson | Sep 12, 2019

    So sorry to hear the news of Dave's passing. Dave was always a joy to work with and in his company. Condolences to all of his family.

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