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Mary and family,
John was a friend and mentor to me. I always appreciated his smile and warm greetings where ever and whenever I saw him. I am deeply saddened by his passing and will miss his encouraging words. May the Load Bless and keep you in His peace.
Bill Etzler


Posted by: A friend   Apr 16, 2017

The last time I talked to John was at 5 points gas station he ask me for directions so i just had him follow me.


Posted by: Rod Delagrange - Woodburn, IN - friend   Apr 16, 2017

My condolences to the family. He was a good man. May God bless the whole family.


Posted by: Darlene Miller - Fort Wayne, IN - family   Apr 16, 2017

Dear Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. You have my deepest sympathy and I will keep you all in my prayers.


Posted by: Jody Nix-Young - Warren, MI - Friend   Apr 16, 2017

John was a great person and it was a pleasure to get to know both Mary and him and his daughters. I remember the party he had at the restaurant for the graduating 8th graders. He was very kind to some of the foreign priests and others whose lives crossed his path. I will miss him.


Posted by: John klein - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   Apr 16, 2017

We will always be grateful that John, Mary, and their beautiful family came into our lives. Your unconditional love and friendship and incredibly generous heart made us feel like family. John, you lived life to its fullest and in doing so inspired everyone else to enjoy what God gave us with cheerfulness and great humor. Your large strong hands showed a man who not only worked very hard all his life but also one who was always prepared to lift

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Posted by: Kristine and Andre Papillon - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   Apr 16, 2017

He left a wonderful legacy in his daughters and grand children and his impact on the community will not be forgotten. God bless the Hilger family as they grieve a great loss.


Posted by: Jennifer Fray - Fort Wayne, IN - acquaintance   Apr 15, 2017

We have attended Queen of Angels Catholic Church for many years which means you knew the Hilger family! John was a gentle soul, be it seeing him at mass or when we dined at Hilgers Restaurant. Watching him with his family, becoming a Deacon at Queen of Angels, sure let us all know he was a man that deeply loved God. It showed throughout his wife, children & his personality.
You are with God now! Rejoice in God!
Our sympathy to the Hilger family,
Earl & Linda Irwin
Dan & Kari(Irwin) Coffey
Fred Behrns


Posted by: Linda Irwin - Ft Wayne, IN   Apr 15, 2017

Dear Family:Everyone at Queen of Angels Church knew John. He extended his hands with blessings to all as he entered or exited the Mass. On a personal note, my daughter Maria Miller and John and Mary's daughter, MaryAnn were great friends at Dwenger. I have been a parishoner for 25 years at Queen and 8 years at St. Jude and am proud to say that both school have enjoyed the benefits of Hilger's Family Farm. Rest in Peace, John. good and faithful servant. Caroline Sheets and Family.


Posted by: A friend   Apr 15, 2017

Dear Mary, you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers that you would sense the love of God surrounding you and embracing you.

May His peace and joy bring you strength, along with your family and friends.

With our love,
Dan and Jan
(from aquatic class on Mondays)


Posted by: Dan & Jan Clymer - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   Apr 15, 2017