Dorothy Hillebrand

Alton |

Dorothy Elizabeth Hillebrand, 98, died at 1:55 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Rivers Crossing in Alton. 

She was born October 4, 1923, in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of the late George and Nellie (Brundick) Schonhorst. She worked for many years in the Hazelwood school district as a bus driver. She married Raymond E. Hillebrand and they shared over 55 years of marriage until his death in 1995. 

Surviving are one daughter, Raye Wyss (Emert) of Godfrey, IL; two sons, George Hillebrand (Donna) of Edwardsville and Robert E. Hillebrand of St. Jacob, IL; nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Allendoerfer. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton followed by a mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Father Paul Nguyen, OMV. 

Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter in Alton. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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