Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
HILMES, Ferdinand W "Ferdie"74 Breese IL CarlyleUB 10 Jun 2009 fch 

Ferdinand W. Hilmes

April 1, 1935 - June 8, 2009

Ferdinand W. "Ferdie" Hilmes, 74, of Breese, died Monday, June 8, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Hilmes was born April 1, 1935, in Breese, a son of Ferdinand and Dolores (Pax) Hilmes, Sr.; they preceded him in death. He married Geraldine Haas on November 19, 1960, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton and she survives in Breese.

Also surviving are his children, Randy (Janice) Hilmes of Breese, Lori (Paul Diekmann) Hilmes of Breese, and Brian (Kim) Hilmes of Greenville; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Hilmes of Breese; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Sylvester (Julie) Hilmes of Breese, Robert (Mar) Hilmes of Carlyle, Joseph (Dot) Hilmes of Carlyle, and Gerald (Marilyn) Hilmes of Carlyle; sisters, Florence (Ray) Usselmann of Breese and Alice (Wilford) Pendergrass of Republic, Mo.; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joan Hilmes of Carlyle, Norman "Skelly" Haas of Trenton, Carl (Janice) Haas of Bowling Green, Ky., and Lenard Haas of Scottsdale, Ariz.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by, sons David Hilmes and Daniel Hilmes; brothers, Wilfrid Hilmes and Jerome Hilmes; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Hilmes.

Ferdie was a lifelong farmer and a U.S. Army Veteran.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Clinton County Farm Bureau.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer with Fr. Chuck Tuttle and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, Beckemeyer.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 11, from 4 to 9 p.m. and again on Friday, June 12, from 8:00 until 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. 

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