Gerald “Gerry” Hillgartner, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Saturday, July 06, 2013, in his 86th year.
Gerry was born in New Dundee, son of the late Norman and Lorena (nee Gerhardt) Hillgartner. Gerry worked for Allan Bros as a Textile Technician as well as a plumber with Emke Plumbing and Heating. He was active with the Hanover Fire Departement from 1949 to 1992 ending his career as Chief, a member of the Hanover Legion Branch No. 130 and enjoyed farming.
Survived by wife Edna (nee Klages) Hillgartner, sister Doreen Blum of Hanover and sister-in-law Claudette Hillgartner of Kitchener. Predeceased by his son Norman in infancy, brother Robert Hillgartner and sister Myrtle Schmidt.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 11:00 am. Rev. John Polacok officiating. Interment in HanoverCemetery.
Memorial donations to St. Matthews Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover and District Hospital Foundation or Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.