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 Edmund Wayne Hillenburg, Sr

Edmund Wayne Hillenburg, Sr

Birth
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Dec 2006 (aged 67)
Burial Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 17305199 · View Source
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He was born in Danville, IL to Edmund C. and Wilma Rys Hillenburg. He married Joyce Pennington and had 4 children with her: Edmund Jr., Cynthia (Mike) Brown, Robert, and Rhonda Linder. Ed had five grand children. In 1987 he married Ann Bauer. Ed was involved in the Boy Scouts for over 50 years, serving as Troop leader in his young adulthood and Commissioner when he was older. He had an amazing collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and formed a museum in the basement of his house in Danville. His first visitor was a Boy Scout from England. Ed never knew a stranger. His amazing smile and welcoming attitude enriched his life with many friends. Ed was baptized at the Community Church of God in Danville and was quite active there also, singing in the choir, cooking for the church, and working with the youth.

Ed retired from Hyster and had a series of health problems. He always bounced back from them until he had heart surgery in 2000. He became quite depressed and searched for many ways to alleviate the depression.

In 2002, he married Brenda Cunningham. She had two children from a previous marriage, Crystal and Shawn. Shawn named his firstborn son after Ed--Jace Edmund Alan Cunningham.

Ed was still quite sad at the time of his death from a combination of pneumonia and heart problems. I know that in heaven he is no longer depressed or sad and is smiling the smile that all of us knew here on earth.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Essex.


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  • Maintained by: ANN HILLENBURG
  • Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17305199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Wayne Hillenburg, Sr (27 Jan 1939–29 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17305199, citing Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by ANN HILLENBURG (contributor 47101899) .