Death 15 Oct 2018 (aged 77)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 194020013 · View Source
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Larry H. Hilkene Sr., 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Ashford Place, Shelbyville, Indiana.

Born Sept. 27, 1941, in Shelbyville, he was the son of Forrest H. Hilkene and Alta L. (Theobald) Stevens.

He married Phyllis (Balting) Hilkene on Oct. 22, 1994, and she survives.

Other survivors include 2 sons, Larry H. Hilkene (wife, Lisa) of Columbus, and C. Russell Hilkene of Eugene, Oregon; brother, John Hilkene (wife, Helen) of Fairland; sisters, Jean Lance (husband, Bill) of Shelbyville, and Jody Ingle (husband, Bud) of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Tungate, Renee Hilkene, Julian Hilkene, and Emily R. Conrad; 3 great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Rayen and Colt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathy L. Conrad, sisters, Janet Hilkene and Jerry Wessel; and brother, Butch Hilkene.

Mr. Hilkene had lived his entire lifetime in this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1959. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church, and Union Local #103. He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for over 55 years with Mid Central Operating Engineers Local #103.

Larry enjoyed gardening and yard work, vacationing in Tennessee with family, and family cruises, and especially loved his years of working. He also volunteered for many projects and activities at his church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Janis Bond officiating. Friends may call on Friday morning from noon until the time of the service.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, or Shelby County Cancer Association in care of the funeral home.

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  • Added: 16 Oct 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 194020013
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