Kenneth F. Hilmer

Kenneth F. Hilmer

Mar 13, 1929 – Feb 7, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Thiebe Hilmer; brothers: Clarence, Edward and Harvey; sisters: Sadie, Pearl and Elsie.

Survived by beloved wife of 59 years, June; children: Wanita Leonard (Mike), Randolph Hilmer, Kim Foreman (Daniel), and Kelly Young (Mark); seven grandchildren: Jeremy, Shawnna, Cameron, Jessica, Tristan, Joshua and Selah; four great-grandchildren: Zachary, Carson, Madelyn, and Garrett; brother, Norman (Joyce); many nieces and nephews.

Ken served in the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War from 1951-1953.  Employed by Anchor Construction for 32 years, he worked in heavy road construction and street sewer work until retiring at age 62.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 12th, from 4pm to 8pm at the VINTON STREET CHAPEL, 2466 S. 16th Street.  FUNERAL LUNCHEON on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:30am at Grace Lutheran Church, 1326 South 26th Street, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 1pm at the church.  Interment:  Hillcrest Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 331.  Memorials may be directed to the family.





  • Judy curtis carey Posted February 9, 2018 5:08 pm

    Aunt June, my old friend may your days be gentle to you and your pain tempered by knowing Uncle Kenny is happy in Gods hands. Your in my heart. Judy

  • Joseph M Harris II Posted February 9, 2018 9:01 pm

    Blessed to have gotten to meet my Great Great Uncle. Life is short and I wish we could have been closer but I can only hope to have a life as long as his and family that loves me. A real American hero that helped shaped the life of those around him. I don’t think he was aware of the impact he had. Rest In Peace, Uncle Kenny. My father made sure that my brother and I knew you and I always love to see the sparkle in his eye when he speaks of you and Aunt June. Be strong everyone. I love you all.

  • Larry F Kellner Posted February 10, 2018 4:15 am

    June, Wanita, Randy, Kim, Kelly and your families, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May your faith get you all through this tough time. If I can be of assistance in any way please let me know.

  • Larry F Kellner Posted February 10, 2018 1:42 pm

    June, Wanita, Randy, Kim, and Kelly sorry for your loss, may faith get you and your families through the tough times. Take care of each other, love Larry

  • Jennie Jacobs Posted February 11, 2018 11:21 am

    June,Nita,Randy,Kim and Kelly, and to all of Kenny’s family…love all of you SO much…Kenny was so special in our lives, and we will always miss him,but know in our hearts,he is with family again..and.with my husband Wayne…they were buddies(fishing buddies) Thinking of all of you….love you. Jennie

  • Monica Pluta Posted February 12, 2018 9:01 pm

    My sympathy to all of Kenneth’s family.

  • Janet and Marv Janssen Posted February 13, 2018 1:56 pm

    Our sympathy to your family. We were pleased to meet Norman last fall and learned much about the Hilmer family who lived at one time in our area here north of Columbus by Shell Creek Baptist Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church. We’re also friends of Doris Hilmer and her late husband Clarence, your brother-in-law. May God be with you during these days and may you feel His comfort and presence in the days to come.

  • Scott Foreman Posted February 13, 2018 7:41 pm

    My sympathy to Kens family I really enjoyed talking to Ken and will miss the stories he told me he was truly a great guy! Thanks for your service to our country.

    Scott Foreman

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