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Monday, January 07, 2013 4:26 PM

June 30, 1940

Jan. 6, 2013


Robert E. Hilvers, 72, of Ottoville died 5:39 a.m. Sunday at The James Cancer Center, Columbus.

He was born June 30, 1940, in Ottoville to Stephen and Veronica “Fronie” (Beining) Hilvers, who preceded him in death.

On May 18, 1968, he married Alice M. Trentman, who survives.

Survivors also include his children, Steve (Rhonda) Hilvers, Mike (Jodi) Hilvers and Lori (Jeff) Mills of Ottoville; five grandchildren, Abigail and Dru Hilvers and Aiden, Kiley and Treyton Hilvers; three brothers, John (Annette) Hilvers, Dick (Jan) Hilvers and Tom (Karen) Hilvers of Ottoville; a sister, Ruth (Richard A.) Schroeder of Leipsic; and sister-in-law, Jean Hilvers of Ottoville.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Hilvers and Jim Hilvers.

Mr. Hilvers retired from Unverferth Manufacturing after 40 years, where he had been a sales representative. He served in the National Guard for 6 years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and a member of the Ottoville Knights of Columbus. He was a 35-year board member of the Ottoville Mutual Telephone Company; social member of the Ottoville VFW and Delphos Eagles; and member of the Delphos Country Club. He had been a charter member of the Ottoville Jaycees/OACCS. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, and his morning coffee gang. He was especially fond of golfing, fishing and looked forward to spending time with his grandkids. He was a proud supporter of the Ottoville Big Green and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the Hilvers Family requests donations be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice or to the Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program.

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