Lawrence Hillmer

Lawrence Hillmer

Little Elk Township, Todd County, Minnesota, USA
Death 9 Apr 2014 (aged 93)
Burial Browerville, Todd County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 171639009 · View Source
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Lawrence Hillmer, 93, of Browerville, passed away on April 9, 2014. Funeral services for Lawrence were held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville with Pastor Gena Koeberl officiating. Interment was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Browerville.

Lawrence was born May 12, 1920, in Little Elk Township, Todd County, to Frank & Mary (Spieker) Hillmer. There were 11 children in the family. He attended country school walking two miles to and back each day. Everybody helped out at the farm; his parents were poor but they never went to bed hungry or cold or feeling unloved. The family was happy and content because they didn't know there was anything better to be had. As Lawrence grew older, he worked for farmers when help was needed. Lawrence married Verena Biermaier in 1946; they were blessed with five children. Lawrence worked for Farmers Co-Op Creamery in Browerville for 26 years and then worked for Land O Lakes for 13 years until his retirement in 1984.

Lawrence built his lifetime around his family and home. He was a father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, fisherman, fixer upper, baby sitter, neighbor and friend.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, wife Verena, son Robert on January 5, 1994, 2 sisters: Helen (Jake) Steinmetz and Marie (Elmer) Bengston, brothers: Joe, George, Frank, Carl, Ben, Bill and Rudy.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Hillmer (12 May 1920–9 Apr 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 171639009, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Browerville, Todd County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Phyllis (contributor 47477875) .