Candace K. Hiller

March 8, 1947December 20, 2020

Candace Kiffer Hiller, age 73, passed away on December 20, 2020, after a very short battle with cancer. She was born March 8, 1947 in Petoskey, Michigan, the daughter of Calvin “Cal” Jesse and Pauline (Cocklin) Kiffer. She graduated from Petoskey High School and attended Ferris State College and Michigan State University. On August 28, 1971, she married Glenn P. Hiller. She was a long-time resident of Ann Arbor where she volunteered with the Ann Arbor Schools and other organizations. She was a dedicated wife and mother; a lover of family, animals, and travel; a voracious reader; and a force to be reckoned with. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Cortney (Jon) Ophoff of Dexter and Curtis (Julie) Hiller of Chelsea; her grandson, Calvin Ophoff; her sister, Judy Lynn (Michael) Sear of San Juan Island, WA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Calvin J. “Smokey” Kiffer. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Michigan Humane Society (30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025) or The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797).


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Robert Krapohl

January 4, 2021

I remember Candy from Petoskey .I got to know her working for the school newspaper . She was a very intelligent and assertive young woman who I am sure fit well in Ann Arbor .My condolences to her family .

Donald Norris

December 28, 2020

It seems like 2020 has been a tough year for the Class of 65 at Petoskey High School. I was deeply saddened to hear of Candy's death. I remember her as very energetic and optimistic. She was extremely active throughout her High School years.

I remember several times when she and her boyfriend and my girlfriend (now wife of 55 years) went on double dates. We really had a lot of fun.

She will be sorely missed.

Marie Merritt

December 26, 2020

Candy was always a great friend to my Mom, always hanging out talking about their daughters then grandkids. She was just a kind, caring loving woman overall. I remember hanging out at her house in high school with Cortney and just chatting with her over snacks. She was genuinely interested in everyone she met. The world has lost a shining star, but I’m sure she is watching over her family making sure they know they are always loved.

david christopherson

December 24, 2020

Candy and our families had many wonderful times growing up. I will also always remember, too, the amazing weekend Pat and I had with Candy and Jeannie in North Carolina. You are in our prayers.