Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
HILMES, Raymond 82  Breese IL  CarlyleUB  10 Jun 2009  fch 

Raymond Hilmes

May 13, 1927 - June 4, 2009

Raymond Hilmes, 82, of Breese and formerly of Belleville, died Thursday, June 4, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.

Mr. Hilmes was born May 13, 1927 in Germantown to Aloys and Frances (Kniepmann) Hilmes; they preceded him in death. He married Anita Weisenfeld in 1955 at St. Augustine Church in Breese; she preceded him in death in 1973.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Korte and a brother-in-law, Fred Korte.

Survivors include a brother, Eugene (Marita) Hilmes of Germantown, brothers-in-law, Lou "Bud" (Mary Ann) Weisenfeld and Dave (Connie) Weisenfeld all of Breese and nieces and nephews.

Raymond owned and operated Ray's Barber Shop in Belleville for over 45 years before making his home at Villa St. James in Breese.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Woodcarver's Association of Belleville and was an avid woodcarver for over 40 years. Many of his carvings were on display and sold at many woodcarving shows throughout the area.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, June 6, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment followed in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.

Moss Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

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