|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1923|
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2006|
Clarence L. Hilgenfeld, Jr. was born January 11, 1923 in Henrietta, TX. He was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Clarence was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Blanchard and was a member of the 23rd Psalm Sunday School class. He was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him and will be greatly missed. Services celebrating his life will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Blanchard. Officiating will be Dr. James Hill assisted by Dale Sauls. Interment will follow in Blanchard Cemetery, Blanchard, LA.
Serving, as pallbearers will be Douglas McDonald, Sr., Ted Bostwick, Ron Lyon, Gene Hayes, Tim Tyler and Glenn Tyler.
His mother, father and daughter, Carol Ann Montfort, preceded him in death. He is survived by his granddaughter, Devedia Harlow and her husband, Jon; great grandchildren, Krissa, Kaleb, Kayla and Kody; very special friends, Ron and Rose Lyon, and their daughter, Katie, of Weatherford, TX; and his special Brother-In-Christ, Douglas McDonald, Sr.
Clarence and his family moved to Pleasant Hill, LA in 1928 and to Shreveport in 1933. In the fall of 1937, he moved to Blanchard, LA and graduated from Fair Park High School in 1940. He always called Blanchard home and considered it the best community ever! Clarence was raised in a Christian Family and made his profession of faith in Christ at 12 years of age. He was baptized at Caddo Heights in Shreveport. He always said his life hadn't been easy, but he was never afraid. Clarence knew the Lord was with him at all times in all places.
As a young man, Clarence worked in Baltimore, MD. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, he joined the Marine Corps and went to Boot Camp in San Diego, CA. He served in the Solomon Island Campaign and spent 3 1/2 years in the Marine Corps during World War II. While serving in the south and southwest Pacific on the French Island of New Caledonia, he met Eleanor Roosevelt. He was in the Pacific for the second time at Guam when the bomb was dropped and Japan surrendered. Clarence was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the VFW Home for Orphans From Wars. He returned to Blanchard after the war and moved to Texas in 1959 where he lived for 39 years. In Texas he found his niche in outside sales in Austin, TX traveling and working Waco, Brownsville, Houston and San Antonio. He lost his sight and had to retire so he moved back to Blanchard in 1998. Clarence remained in Blanchard until the Lord called him home.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348
Obituary shared by findagrave contributor Ron Manley #46788603. on March 15, 2010.
Clarence Louis Hilgenfeld (1895 - 1953)
Delitha Ann Emmons Hilgenfeld (1895 - 1988)
Note: GPS +32.58467,-93.88955
Blanchard Memorial Cemetery
Plot: East Row 7 north
GPS (lat/lon): 32.58467, -93.88955
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42916415
Added: May. 31, 2011
Added: Apr. 23, 2011
Staff Sergeant (SSgt) is E-6 rank in the U.S. Marine Corps, just above Sergeant and below Gunnery Sergeant. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.|
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