In Memory of Richard Hillman

April 5, 1942 - April 23, 2020

Richard Eldon Hillman, 78, of Barronett passed away at his home surrounded by family on April 23, 2020.

Richard was born on April 5, 1942 to Cecil Emerson and Adel Verneta (Peterson) Hillman in Oelwein, Iowa. He graduated from Hazelton Iowa Hifgh School in 1960 and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He narried Marie in 1961 and together they raised their three children; Vernita, Christina and Richard. After his military service, Richard worked for John Deere in Waterloo Iowa until he and Marie bought their farm in Barronett. In addition to farming, he worked for the Town of Lakeland for forty years, plowing snow, haulinggravel and doing roadwork.

Richard enjoyed his yearly trips to Sturgis with his Harley Davidson, with his wife Marie, and friends. He looked forward every fall to hunting trips up North with his son Richard. He would usually go up the week before to get the cabin cleaned up (kick the mouse leavings out). He was an excellent bowler, and enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years. He also enjoyed fishing as a relaxing time, and also enjoyed leather tooling and woodworking.

Richard is survived by his wife Marie; Children: Vernita (Brent) Craine, Christina Jerry, Richard (Bonnie) Hillman; Grandchildren: Marie (Eric) Thompson, Cassandra (Chris) Lamberger, Brittney (Rory) Grilley, Patrick (Chrystal) Hillman, Johnathon Slayton , Richard Jerry, Alex Hillman, Zach Gallipo, Drew Gallipo, Wes Gallipo, Jordan Jerry Jeff Jerry, and Katie Jerry; Greatgrandchildren: Reyna Craine, Brynlee Hillman, Hayden Hillman, Kinsley Hillman, Eve Grilley, Emmet Grilleyt, Aloysius Lamberger, Anastasia Lamberger, and Americus Jerry, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to the on-going health crisis, a celebration of life will be held at a later date

Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family

Last Update: Apr 24, 2020 6:42 am CDT

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