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Loren & Audrey "Hoss" Hildebrand
 Leaf River, Illinois, USA
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Loren & Audrey "Hoss" Hildebrand
CALLERLAB, the International Association of Square Dance Callers

Calling Beginners thru C1

Cueing Easy thru Phase III

We work as a duo, Loren is the caller and Audrey is the cuer.

Loren Edwin "Hoss" Hildebrand, age 79, passed away quietly on March 25th, 2019
at Swedish American Hospital. Loren was born at home in Monroe Center Township,
on December 3, 1939. Parents were Leland and Ethel (Woodworth) Hildebrand. Loren
graduated from Stillman Valley High School and served in the US Army from
1957-1960, spending most of his enlistment in Germany. He attended the University
of Illinois in Champaign. He married Audrey Nagles on December 27, 1960, in Mount
Morris, Illinois. Loren worked at Ingersoll Milling Machine Company, Rock River
Valley Girl Scouts, as Medill McCormick Camp Ranger, Patten Caterpillar, Howell
Tractor, and Rowland Refrigeration. He was a lifetime member of the Ogle County
Farm Bureau. Loren and Audrey lived on their farm north of Byron from 1966 until
the present. There he built and opened his own welding and repair shop in 1997
specializing in building personal lift systems. Loren and Audrey square danced
for 30 years. They belonged to, and Loren was club caller for, Lucky Leafs,
HossShoe Turns, Beaus & Bells, Lake Carroll Squares, and Dons & Dolls. Loren
was also club instructor for Petunia City Squares and Hub City Squares, and
they were members of the Acey Deucy Advanced Club in Bettendorf, IA. Everyone
loved to hear him sing, and in the 1990's he was a recording artist for Chicago
Country Recordings. In 2017 they received the Hall of Fame Award from SCISDA,
the square dance association of Illinois. Loren and Audrey have two daughters,
Heidi (Frances) Hildebrand of Springfield and Kelly Ann Hildebrand of Leaf
River. They also have a virtual son Howard (Margaret) Cowan of Rockford.
Grandchildren are Samantha Keil, Willard Bryan Keil, Sarah Keil, and Phillip
Cowan. Loren has two half-brothers Karl (Kathy) Horn of Lindenwood and Robert
Horn of Davis Junction and Half-sister Alice (Joe) Sorrell, Devine, TX. He is
predeceased by half-brother James (Laurie) Horn, Ely, MN. Survived by many
nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Cremation will be handled by
Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home and a celebration of life will be held at
a later date. To leave an online condolence or to check for service information
please visit 

Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2019

Loren & Audrey "Hoss" at Home
Address Loren & Audrey "Hoss" Hildebrand
1376 E. Plum Hill Road
Leaf River, Illinois
Phone (home) (815) 247-8676   
Phone (mobile) (815) 238-3462   

last modified: 21-March-2020 20:59:32
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Record Database Recordings by Loren & Audrey "Hoss" Hildebrand:
Chicago Country   
My Life  (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Chicago Country 54
Three Little Fishes  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Chicago Country 55
30-March-2020 12:32:42
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