Bernard Gulbran HildeBernard Gulbran Hilde, 69, of Eagle, ID died under hospice care at his home on October 16, 2013. Bernie was born July 6, 1944 into a loving farm family in the Red River Valley of Minnesota. He attended school in Borup, Minnesota. He came away with great memories of old bachelor uncles, wonderful cousins, good country cooking and a dad who was hoping that tractors wouldn’t catch on and horses would continue to be the answer.
He joined the Navy on the buddy plan right after high school graduation along with 90% (4) of his male classmates and 1 friend from Felton. Bernie spent some tough duty in Pearl Harbor where he learned that winter is not necessarily cold! He served on the USS Chipola in Vietnam and continued to stay in touch with many of his shipmates.