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“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...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Chuck Mohler - Syracuse, IN

“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...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Dave and Angie Deppisch - TN

“So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Len and Kathy Melton - Zionsville, IN

“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...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick Hilger - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Phil and Carrie Hilger - IN

“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...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Carla Trabert - Columbia City, IN

“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...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Mike & Debbie Winger - IN

“John was my dads cousin, so sorry for your loss my prayers and thought are with everyone in the family!! ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Dianne (Miller) Heidenreich - IN

“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...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara (Fenker) juhasz - Edon, OH

“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...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“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. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Rod Delagrange - Woodburn, IN

“My condolences to the family. He was a good man. May God bless the whole family. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Darlene Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“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. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Jody Nix-Young - Warren, MI

“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...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: John klein - Fort Wayne, IN

“We will always be grateful that John, Mary, and their beautiful family came into our lives. Your unconditional love and friendship and incredibly...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Kristine and Andre Papillon - IN

“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...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer Fray - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Irwin - Ft Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Dan & Jan Clymer - Fort Wayne, IN

“TO MARY AND THE GIRLS OUR GREATEST SYMPATHY AT YOUR LOST. HIS LARGE PRESENT WILL DEARLY BE MISS BUT HIS MEMORIES AND LOVE WILL BE WITH YOU UNTIL...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: WILLIAM EVANS - CHESAPEAKE, VA

“TO MARY AND THE GIRLS OUR GREATEST SYMPATHY AT YOUR LOST. HIS LARGE PRESENT WILL DEARLY BE MISS BUT HIS MEMORIES AND LOVE WILL BE WITH YOU UNTIL...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: WILLIAM EVANS - CHESAPEAKE, VA

“Dearest John,Tom and I will miss your loving friendship, your handshake, your wonderful hugs,your aftershave, (LOL), glasses tucked near your shirt...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie and Tom Frazier - IN

“John was a wonderful man and a great businessman. He will definitely be missed. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Gary and Joan Saalfrank - IN

“Thank you for bringing Hilgers Farm Market to the FT Wayne area. Eating there was such a pleasure. You and your staff ran one of the best...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Gale Nicodemus - Roanoke, IN


John Henry Hilger, 70, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Amsterdam while on vacation. He was a native and lifetime resident of Fort Wayne, IN. John graduated from Arcola HS in1964 and earned his Bachelors in Horticulture in 1968 at Purdue University. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa devoted to the Catholic Church. John was a Deacon and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church. He was the co-owner of Hilger's Farm Market and Restaurant. John never new a stranger and was a giving and compassionate man in all aspects of his life. John was involved in the community as a member of NACS School Board, Allen County Community Harvest Food Bank, Associated Churches, Arcola Lions Club, Congressional AG Council, and State Vegetable Board of Indiana. Surviving are his loving wife, of 40 years, Mary Hilger of Fort Wayne, IN: daughters, Jennifer (Stephen) Wilson of Weston, FL; Maryann (Nick) Lake of Fishers, IN; Sally (Iain) James of Zionsville, IN; Kathleen (Brian) Miletic of Mt. Vernon, OH; Michelle (Zach) Kelhi of Navarre, FL; Laura Hilger of Indianapolis, IN; siblings, Irene (Nick) Reith, Ed (Charlene) Hilger, Kathy (Tom) Richards, Joe (Elaine) Hilger, Jane (Mike) DeRose, Joan (Marc) Davenriner all of Fort Wayne, IN and 14 grandchildren . John was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Sally Hilger. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 am. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 10700 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN with calling one hour prior, Bishop Kevin Rhoades officiating. Calling also Monday, April 17, 2017 from 2 - 9 pm at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Parkinson Foundation or Queen of Angels Catholic Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com