OBITUARY

Donald Ray Hilgendorf

May 19, 1925June 15, 2019
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Donald Ray Hilgendorf, age 94, died of complications from Parkinsons, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in a nursing home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Don is survived by three sons: Craig and Jim Hilgendorf in Chicago, Paul in Atlanta, and by daughter Anne Kunz in Stone Mountain. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Lois, and son Mark. Don was born on May 19, 1925 in Beloit Wisconsin, to Bernard and Ada Hilgendorf. He served in a US Navy submarine for three years, from 1943 to 1946. He attended the University of Wisconsin for two years, then accepted a position in Transamerica, where he worked for 27 years, then the NBD bank for another 11. Don was a great family man and loving father. He married Lois Stevenson in 1952 and the couple raised five children together. Don was an enthusiastic church goer, fisherman, Packer backer, and Braves fan. He loved God’s great outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with his family. His friends and family members will remember him as a gentleman, a dedicated father and Christian, as well as a hard worker. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, with a reception to follow at Saint Mark Lutheran Church. Pastor Hiruy Gebremichael will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Don’s life.

  • FAMILY

  • Anne H. Kunz, Daughter
  • Craig Hilgendorf, Son
  • Paul Hilgendorf, Son
  • James Hilgendorf, Son
  • Lois Hilgendorf, Wife
  • Mark Hilgendorf, Son
  • Mr. Hilgendorf leaves behind 14 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial to follow Chapel Service

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Larry Wenndt

June 17, 2019

Brother Don has been such an inspiration to us over the years, by his humble demeanor, his unwavering trust in God's providence, and his example of faithful service. He knew Scripture better than many Pastors I have known, but never bragged about it. I will miss my visits with him and his witness to us in Bible class. I know that he looked forward to being re-united with Lois in Paradise. Rest in Peace, our beloved Brother!

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