WAYNE ALBERT HILDEBRANDT September 30, 1940 – June 18, 2017 Wayne Albert Hildebrandt, age 76 of Osage, MN, peacefully passed into eternity on Sunday, June 18, 2017 while a patient at the Sanford Hospital South University Campus, with his loved ones at his side. Wayne was born on September 30, 1940 in Osage township of eastern Becker County to Albert and Alice (Wider) Hildebrandt. He attended country school and grew to manhood in this same area. Wayne was a man who liked to keep busy. In his younger years, he worked for Clyde Johnson and quickly mastered the skills needed for operating a caterpillar bulldozer maintaining right of way for the power companies throughout the region. Later, he moved to the Twin Cities and worked as a mechanic on heavy equipment and as a machinist. He and his family returned to this area later where he farmed and logged for a time. Wayne also made his home in Hitterdal, MN where he drove truck hauling grain for a number of years. Wayne’s life was fulfilled by his marriage to Barbara Paulson on May 30, 1990. In the 1990’s he and Barb retired to their farm near Osage where Wayne enjoyed raising calves. Above all, Wayne enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, his children and his precious grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara; two daughters: Patti Ressler of Rutland, ND and Lea (Pat) Bencker of Hawley, MN; two sons: Guy (Amanda) Hildebrandt of Cass Lake, MN and Roy Hildebrandt of Rutland, ND; two step-sons: David and Derek Dickinson; many dearly loved grandchildren; two brothers: Lyle (Diane) Hildebrandt and David (Darlene) Hildebrandt all of Osage, MN as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Viola and Velda. Private family services are being held.