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I was traveling and just learned upon my return home of John's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. John's obituary summed up the person John was. I lived with him in the same house for four years at Purdue. I would agree that he never knew a stranger. He was a gentle soul that always went out of his way to help others. My wife and I stopped at the restaurant in 2004 to see John. He was

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Posted by: Scott Glasgow - Pottsville, AR - Friend   Apr 30, 2017

We were honored to know John, a fine man in the produce industry. He was a friend and co-laborer. We will miss his friendship, talks at the Hort Convention and hearty handshakes. May God be with you, Joe, Mary and the entire family. <br /><br />Love from,<br />Chuck and Tami Mohler, Sammy Mohler and family and Dan<br />Sweet Corn Charlie Produce, LLC

Posted by: Chuck Mohler - Syracuse, IN - friend   Apr 23, 2017

Dave and I are saddened to hear of John's passing. We love you and will lift you up in prayer. John was a great man and he will be missed. God bless you Mary and the entire Hilger family.❤

Posted by: Dave and Angie Deppisch - Greenbrier, TN   Apr 18, 2017

So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.

Posted by: Len and Kathy Melton - Zionsville, IN - Friend   Apr 17, 2017

Uncle John, a man of big dreams, who spread much laughter and never met a stranger. Big John possessed an imposing figure, but what made him Big John was the scope of his dreams and imagination. His grand visions were only limited by his inability to fathom anything less then the best. The lives of family and friends who worked to help realize these dreams were not made easier because of them but they were certainly enriched with their pursuit.

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Posted by: Patrick Hilger - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   Apr 17, 2017

How Uncle John got us started raising chickens.

One spring day my family was at "The" restaurant eating and visiting. Uncle John came up to see our oldest son Henry who was about 3 years old at the time. Henry was a little scared of Uncle John and hid behind Carrie's leg. John laughed; he stretched out his hand and said "Would you like to see some chickens and chicks?" Henry then peeked his head around mom's leg and sad "What?

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Posted by: Phil and Carrie Hilger - Spencerville, IN - Family   Apr 17, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mary. May God's strength continue to carry you through this, as he has through everything in your life. Mere words can't express the depth of sorrow we all feel for you and your family, and will continue to pray for John and you.
May God Bless you!

Posted by: Carla Trabert - Columbia City, IN   Apr 17, 2017

Mary and girls, So sorry for your loss. We got to know John (and Mary) when our daughters played basketball together. I still remember John telling the stories about the German POW's who were brought to Fort Wayne to work on the farm. May God be with your family as you deal with his loss.

Posted by: Mike & Debbie Winger - Columbia City, IN - acquaintance   Apr 17, 2017

John was my dads cousin, so sorry for your loss my prayers and thought are with everyone in the family!!

Posted by: Dianne (Miller) Heidenreich - Fort wayne, IN - Family   Apr 16, 2017

I just want to offer our condolences on John's passing to all the family. Be assured you are all in our prayers during the difficult time .God's grace be with you Your cousin--lw9ic Barb Fenker Juhasz

Posted by: Barbara (Fenker) juhasz - Edon, OH - Family   Apr 16, 2017