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UPDATED 10/30 WITH DONATION INFORMATION BELOW
You can find information about Hilden’s funeral arrangements here
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 3-7 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 805 E Division Street River Falls, Wisconsin and on Monday from 1-2 pm at the church. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 2 pm at the First Covenant Church 1374 North Main Street River Falls, Wisconsin.
A map to the funeral home can be found here.
You are all welcome to attend.
Many have asked about donations, etc. I know the family has mentioned donating to the Youth Diabetes Foundation in his name. However, if you would like to donate money to directly benefit Hilden’s two daughters, please click this link and click on the “Donate” button. Every penny will be set aside for Rio and Rowan.
Also, I’ve read people questioning the cause of death and how someone so young could die in his sleep. As alluded to, Hilden struggled with diabetes all his life. And as I understand it, he had a stomach flu over the weekend, and on Sunday went to take a nap and died in his sleep. He was found a short while later. His death was sudden and a shock to us all.
Before I close, on behalf of Moe and myself: thank you all. We’ve read everything you’ve written via Twitter, email, podcast, and here on the website. Your words have helped tremendously. It reminded me that Hilden was not only our best friend, but he was a person who touched hundreds of people’s lives in sometimes profoundly meaningful ways. And though his loss has been incredibly painful, probably more than anything I’ve ever experienced, your messages mean the world to me, and I’m sure the same is true for Moe.
Thank you so much.
There’s much more to talk about and figure out, and I promise Moe and I will be sitting down to work things out as soon as we feel we’re able. But for now, we’re going to mourn the loss of our best friend.