OBITUARY

James H. Hilgert

July 6, 1944January 25, 2019
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James H. “Jim” Hilgert, 74, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019. Jim was born in Ravenna, Ohio on July, 6, 1944 to parents John and Mildred (Kline) Hilgert Jr. He spent a career as a union carpenter, self-employed carpenter and retired from Kent State University as the carpenter supervisor. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served his country in Vietnam. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time hunting and relaxing at his property in southern Ohio. Jim enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty (Moore) Hilgert and his children: Cindy (Jeff) Wallis and Jeff Hilgert. Jim is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He also leaves his siblings: Robert (Gladys) Hilgert, Dolores Heldreth, Kathy (Bill) Adelman, Mary Ann Hilgert, Martha Hilgert, Bernice May, Connie (Tim) Cole and many loving nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Garman. Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E Main St, Ravenna, from 3:00pm until the 5:00pm Memorial Service officiated by Rev. James Lang. Private inurnment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ravenna.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center of Hope in Ravenna.

Jim’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone at Great Lakes Caring Hospice who graciously and compassionately cared for Jim.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

James H. Hilgert

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Shirley Wilson

January 28, 2019

Dear Betty and Family, I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. My memories of him as a neighbor was always of a man who liked nature. He took my son Bruce, under his wing, and together they would go out and shoot their rifles.
No finer tribute can be given to someone than the positive memories they have of that person. All four of my sons spoke very highly of Jim.
Choose to live in his memories and not in sadness. Life goes on for the living. May God Bless all of you in your time of sorrow.

Sincerely,
Shirley (Postlethwait) Wilson

Barb Breiding Marras

January 28, 2019

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We all got into so much "trouble" together growing up........
thanks for those memories, Jim. Will keep your family & friends in my prayers.
Love,
Barb Breiding Marras

Bruce Postlethwait

January 28, 2019

I have many fond memories of Jim as I grew into adulthood. I credit Jim with helping me stay on the correct path in life; he was a good teacher and role model. His easy smile, wonderful sense of humor, love of his family and country ran deep. He will be missed.

Michael Flanagan

January 27, 2019

I am sorry for the loss of Jim. I worked with Jim at Kent State University. He was always smiling and kidding around. We would meet at the retiree's lunch the first Tuesday of the month and I would run into him at the Hartville Flea market. He always had something funny to say. Jim had an infectious smile.

He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

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Biography

James H. “Jim” Hilgert, 74, of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Jim was born in Ravenna, Ohio on July, 6, 1944 to parents John and Mildred (Kline) Hilgert Jr. He spent a career as a union carpenter, self-employed carpenter and retired from Kent State University as the carpenter supervisor. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served his country in Vietnam. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time hunting and relaxing at his property in southern Ohio. Jim enjoyed playing cards and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty (Moore) Hilgert and his children: Cindy (Jeff) Wallis and Jeff Hilgert. Jim is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He also leaves his siblings: Robert (Gladys) Hilgert, Dolores Heldreth, Kathy (Bill) Adelman, Mary Ann Hilgert, Martha Hilgert, Bernice May, Connie (Tim) Cole and many loving nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Garman.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E Main St, Ravenna, from 3:00pm until the 5:00pm Memorial Service officiated by Rev. James Lang. Private inurnment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ravenna.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center of Hope in Ravenna.

Jim’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone at Great Lakes Caring Hospice who graciously and compassionately cared for Jim.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.