MUSCATINE, Iowa - Jack Hillier, 93, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019, at his home.
Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Memorial Park Cemetery. Luncheon will follow the graveside service at the American Legion.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to UnityPoint Hospice. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to UnityPoint Hospice for taking such great care of Jack.
Pallbearers are Brian Hetzler, Bill Hetzler, Daulton Hetzler, Carson Hetzler, David Ashby, and Everett Ulch. Honorary Pallbearers are Steve Snider, Brynn Hetzler, Makenzee Hetzler, Keith Lange and Jason Hetzler.
Jack was born May 6, 1926, in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Joseph and Martha Wilson Hillier. He married Marian Snider on November 28, 1949.
He worked for Bendix Corp for 18 years and also worked for Muscatine schools for 12 years as a custodian, then later retired. Jack was a member of the VFW, The Moose and American Legion Post #27. He was in the army during WWII.
Jack enjoyed fishing, watching the Cubs, NASCAR, and his grandsons race.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Marian, of Muscatine; daughter, Patricia Hetzler and her husband, Curtis, of Fruitland; Son, James Hillier of Muscatine; his grandsons, Brian Hetzler and his wife, Stacey, of Davenport and Jason Hetzler and his wife, Kim, of Muscatine; four great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Norman Hillier.
"Sorry to hear of your father, grandfather and great grandfather's passing. Hugs and our condolences to all of your family. May you find comfort in the many memories you have made through the years.
With sympathy and prayers,
Marcy and Larry Clausen"
"Marian, I am so very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I send out to you and your family prayers of comfort. Please remain faithful and know that God is near. Lean on your faith, Trust in the Lord. Rest in peace, Jack.
Cindy Kautz Goodwin"
"Marian, Pat and family...sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He was a great guy but I just never knew how to take him sometimes, is he joking or serious but he always ended a conversation laughing. Guess he just knew how to "get my goat" as they (whoever they are) say. He will keep his friends who are waiting for him in Heaven laughing when he joins them. May he rest in peace."
"Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will be thinking of you and your family. Take care,
Tammy (Hatfield) Roth"
"Jack, you will be missed greatly! Our sincere condolences, from the Dietrich families."
"What a great guy,had a great time every time we went on bus trips with his wife and Herb and Ruth.just lost track of each other after they quite going to MIS. Sure have good memories of those trips,and then sitting with them at the dirt tracks around here. Rest in peace Old Man Jack and say Hi to Herb. Miss you ZIGGY"
"Jerry & Marilyn"