Bio: Hillert Harold G (1926 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Hillert, Frei, Prestil, Fecteau, Long, Vine, Herdt
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 30, 2009
Hillert, Harold G (9 January 1926 - 27 September 2009) With Flag
Harold G. Hillert, 83, of Granton died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.
Harold was born Jan. 9, 1926, in the Town of Fremont, Clark County, to Fred and Barbara (Frei) Hillert. He received his education at Cozy Corner School and Granton High School. He married Marcella Prestil in 1968 in Ashland.
Harold served in the U. S. Army in the 2nd Infantry Division as a field engineer stationed in Germany, Japan and in the Korean Conflict at Heartbreak Ridge. He later served in the Army Reserve and National Guard. After his discharge from the Army, he worked on road construction in Ashland. He moved to Racine and then to Waterford until 1973. He moved to Marshfield in 1973 and worked at Graham Mfg., retiring in 1984. He then moved to Hazelhurst and to Granton in 2003. Harold attended various churches in the Granton area. He was a member of Haugen-Richmond Post 73 American Legion of Neillsville, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of the FFA in Granton.
Harold loved the outdoors and enjoyed both bow and gun hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and traveling, especially a recent trip to Alaska.
Harold is survived by two stepchildren, John (Janet) Hillert of Bayfield and Phillip (Donna) Fecteau of Lacey, WA; four step-grandchildren; one step-great- grandson; very special friend and traveling companion, Lillian Long of Granton; and special friends, Ronald and Dianne Vine of Granton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marcella, in July 2000; one brother, Walter; and two sisters, Frieda Vine and Velda Hillert.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, with Pastor Mike Herdt officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Park Cemetery, King. There will be a military color guard by Haugen-Richmond Post 73 of Neillsville and graveside military rites at King.
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