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Sgt Clifton Clarence Hillaker
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1922
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1996
Bay City
Bay County
Michigan, USA

Clifton Hillaker, Essexville. Died Monday January 1, 1996 at Bay Medical Center following a short illness. He was 73. He was born December 23, 1922 in Fairgrove. He had been a lifelong area resident and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He had been a Consumers Power Co. employee for over 31 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of VFW Post # 1486 in Fairgrove, the 6th Marine Corps Defense Battalion, a member of Local #144 AFL-CIO, a former member of the Michigan Steelheaders Association and a former member of Portsmouth Lodge # 190 F&AM. He was a WWII veteran and served 3 1/2 years with the US Marines, mostly in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife, the former Kathryn M. Frank, one son and one daughter, Gayle (Gary) Zirwes of Clarkston and Terry Hillaker of Essexville; four grandchildren, Debra Zirwes, Ashley Gresock, Steven Zirwes, and Tara Hillaker; three great-grandchildren, Justin Zirwes, Janelle Zirwes, and Sara Gresock; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Lawrence and Joanne Hillaker of Caro, Lee and Doris Hillaker of Mayville and Alice Miller of Fairgrove; two brothers-in-law, Russell (Jill) Frank of Houston, Texas and Paul (Pebbles) Frank of Vacaville, California; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter and a son, Linda and Randy Hillaker, also his parents, Homer and Emma Hillaker. Funeral services was held January 4 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church with Pastor Lawson D. Crane officiating. A private interment followed in Brookside Cemetery, Fairgrove. Memorials can be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church or Bay County Association of Retarded Citizens. (Obituary courtesy of the Tuscola County Advocate Newspaper 1-10-96)

**According to Descendants of John Philip Kleinfeldt, Sr.
Page 9 of 24 Family Tree Maker posting, Clifton's cause of death was reported as : stroke with flu complication.

Family links: 
  Homer Leigh Hillaker (1898 - 1951)
  Emma A. LeValley Hillaker (1899 - 1979)
  Kathryn M. Frank Hillaker (1923 - 2005)*
  Linda Lee Hillaker (1951 - 1980)*
  Randall Frank Hillaker (1955 - 1967)*
  Clifton Clarence Hillaker (1922 - 1996)
  Lawrence J. Hillaker (1927 - 2000)*
  Lee Edward Hillaker (1937 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Brookside Cemetery
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Honoring My Ancestors
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85322605
Sgt Clifton Clarence Hillaker
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Sgt Clifton Clarence Hillaker
Added by: RAP
Sgt Clifton Clarence Hillaker
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