Dr. William Hilgedick, 85, died peacefully surrounded by family on Aug. 14. He had been a neighborhood physician on Como Avenue in St. Anthony Park for a number of years.

William received his undergraduate and M.D. from the University of Minnesota and its Medical School, where he later taught. William served as a captain in the U.S. Army medical corps in Taiwan.

After leaving his work in St. Anthony Park, he was a partner at the Columbia Park Medical Group for more than 30 years. His personal and professional passion was living his faith, caring for other people and enjoying nature. He loved his family, his most treasured gift.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; children, Karen (Craig) Hertsgaard, Bill (Jane) Hilgedick and Christine (Pete) Boyer; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Aug. 19 at Waverly Gardens in North Oaks, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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