He was born April 14, 1943, in Pittsburg, Pa., to Kenneth and Mardell Hildebrand. As a young man growing up in Pittsburg, Ken loved playing Little League baseball. He also loved dancing to the music of the 50s and 60s and was known to show off his moves frequently throughout the years.
Ken moved to Ohio to attend Kent State University and later became a financial officer with State Savings and Loan. While working in Cleveland, he met his wife of 50 years Stephanie, who was working for United Airlines. They loved to travel the world together. To keep in great shape, he played racquetball frequently.
Ken and Stephanie moved to her hometown of Norwalk to raise their only daughter. There he started his own company Fireland's Business Forms on St. Mary's Street. Ken loved Norwalk, and giving back to the community was important to him.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Schillig) Hildebrand of Norwalk; daughter, Lindsay (Alex) Schaffer; and granddaughters, Elyssa and Stephanie.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Jack Wilson; and brother, Dave Hildebrand.
A celebration of life will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, with Rob Duncan officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Norwalk Memorial Home, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.