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Carol Mae (Dehn) HILBURN

January 13, 1942 ~ January 27, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Carol HILBURN Obituary




Carol Mae Hilburn, of Eagle, WI, entered into eternal life on January 27, 2023. 

Carol was born in Marshfield, WI on January 13, 1942 to Carl and Ella (Hanneman) Dehn. Carol was baptized on February 1, 1942. Carol was a proud member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha.


Carol married her husband, Henry, on December 24, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha. They went on to live a wonderful life together full of family, love and laughter. 


Carol was rich in her relationships. She always took the time to welcome everyone into her home and life. Taking the time to create special relationships with everyone, she always found her house full during special occasions and holidays.


Carol had many hobbies including playing guitar and singing country music, working on crafts and attending craft fairs, cooking, baking, embroidery, camping, and bowling. She loved all of the pets she had throughout the years. She loved her bird feeders, and watching all of the birds that visited her, especially the cardinals.



Carol is survived by her husband of 47 years, Henry Hilburn; four children, Kimberly (Brian) Dillaber, Todd (Karen) Thuis, Angela (Nicholas) Vetta, Terry Lee (Shelley) Hilburn; her grandchildren Dustin (Mallory), Brianna (Trevor), Tucker Vance, Jacob, Alyssa; her great-grandchildren Bodey, Ella, Oliver, Gideon, Octavius; her siblings Charles (Linda) Dehn, Sarah (Mark) Buffington, Randy (Julie) Dehn; plus her very cherished nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Carol is preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Chuck; her sister-in-law Carol; and her nephew Fred.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the church.


The family would like to thank Angels Grace Hospice, Dr. Pequet, Trinity Lutheran Church, and all of Carol’s friends, family, and neighbors who loved, cherished and assisted her throughout the years.


A funeral service for Carol will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church (1052 White Rock Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Visitation will be from 10AM with the service at 12PM. Entombment will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery following the services.


For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory, or those wanting to just sign the online guest registry, please click the Share A Memory tab below her photo.  

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family. 







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February 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1052 Whiterock Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Funeral Service
February 1, 2023

12:00 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1052 Whiterock Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

February 1, 2023

1:30 PM
Prairie Home Cemetery

Waukesha, WI


Trinity Lutheran Church
1052 Whiterock Avenue, Waukesha WI 53186


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