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McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC

OBITUARY

Edward August Hillje Jr.

October 3, 1953September 24, 2019
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Edward August Hillje was born on October 3, 1953 and passed away on September 24, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Memories

Edward August Hillje Jr.

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Dave Gayton

October 4, 2019

They are so many memories to share about you Big Ed but I want to share my last memory. The night we stayed up talking....you poured as many Navy stories as you could with me. I was a human sponge. You have my promise as a friend and shipmate, if the family needs anything... I'll be there. My heart breaks for them. Fair Winds and Following Seas....until we meet again

Edward Short

September 30, 2019

I was a young boy when you were stationed in R.I. Listening to your conversations about Navy life inspired me to join. Thank you for your service to our country, your family and friends. You have been a great role model for others to follow. Rest in Peace Shipmate! You will be missed!

Paulann Hillje

September 30, 2019

You always had a smile,made me laugh no matter what, you are no longer suffering and you are with Mom Augie(your brother) and your granddaughter Nevaeh,you will be missed dearly and never forgotten ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

Chris Griggs

September 28, 2019

Maybe out of site but not out of mind. Iโ€™ll miss your jokes and banter. My love to those left behind.

Maybe no one will force feed u mud pies in heaven!

I love you

Christine Thorne

September 27, 2019

The Hillje family words canโ€™t express enough how sorry I am for the loss of such a great man I grew up with Jo Jos daughter Larissa she has been a very close friend of mine. I wish I could be closer during this difficult time, but I know you all are there to support each other no matter what. Eddie will always be with you maybe not in sight but in spirt Candy you are an amazing women stay strong just like I know you will ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿปโค๏ธ Love always Christine

Doreen Mack Weiss

September 26, 2019

Ed was such a good soul.. My prayers go out to you Candy and the entire family. May the Lord place his loving arms around you all and give you comfort.

Jackie Hillje

September 25, 2019

My dear uncle Eddy had a wonderful soul and full of spirit and laughter every time I saw him. He always gave me hugs and kisses and never failed to make me laugh. I will remember you and keep you in my heart. I am thankful for all the memories we had as a family. Until we meet again. Fly high and watch over the family. Your loving niece!

Edward Hillje

September 25, 2019

I will never forget the day we went to myrtle beach fishing when I caught that fish and a group of sharks started going after my fish. We were both in shock like it's something we had never seen before. Who would have known that would be our last day fishing together. I'm gonna miss my fishing partner. I love you dad and I'm gonna go on that fishing trip we were gonna go on. Fish on love you're son Ed-D

Sarah Blackwell

September 25, 2019

I donโ€™t have many memories since I only met him one time but I am a friend of Johannaโ€™s โค๏ธ Your dad was a strong man and he had a strong spirit!! I know itโ€™s hard to see any positives in a time of great loss and pain but Iโ€™m glad that his family got to be with surrounding him as he crossed. Their is such a peace in knowing that little neveah is now getting to play and run and show her grandpa around the amazingness that is heaven! All the people who must have welcomed him into the gate of the kingdom mustโ€™ve been many. I am so sorry for all the family has gone through and Iโ€™m praying for the comfort for the family in knowing he may be gone but never forgotten and surrounding you guys in love!

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