Obit: Hillert, Martin August #2 (1918
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hillert, Mueller, Hales, Arndt, Hemersbach, Hinkelmann, Lueneburg, Dahl, Bass, Zipfel, Dudei, Hales
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 3, 2009
Hillert, Martin August (21 November 1921 - 28 May 2009)
Martin Hillert, 90, of Granton died May 28, 2009, at Neillsville Memorial Home.
Martin August Hillert was born Nov. 21, 1918, on a farm south of Granton to August and Eugenia (Mueller) Hillert. He was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of Zion American Lutheran Church of Granton. He graduated from Granton High School as president of his class. He married Marie Hales May 3, 1942. After he and Marie were married, they farmed the home farm until Marie died in March of 1970 at the age of 49. They were blessed with four sons. He married Dora Arndt, June 5, 1971, and they continued to farm until retirement. Dora died Oct. 16, 2007.
Martin held many offices in the church, as well as public offices as Clark County supervisor on the County Board and 12 years on the Western Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging. Martin liked to sing and sang for many funerals and weddings. He also sang for 25 years with the Clark County Male Chorus. He was a member of the Deutscher Club. His hobbies were carpentry and fishing.
Martin is survived by four sons, David (Carol) Hillert of Granton, Donald (Judy) Hillert of Mondovi, John (Gayle) Hillert of Clifton Forge, VA, and Martin Jr. (June) Hillert of Friendship; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Hemersbach of Granton and Ida Hinkelmann of Byron, IL; and many nieces and nephews and many in-laws.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, at Zion American Lutheran Church, Granton. The Rev. Keith Lueneburg officiated with music by organist Margie Dahl and congregational singing. Burial was in Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith Bass, Ron Hinkelmann, Bradley and Dennis Zipfel, Rubert Dudei, Jay Hales and Joel Hales.
The Buchanan Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.
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