Ferdinand W. “Ferdie” Hilmes, 74, of
Breese, died Monday, June 8, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Hilmes was born April 1, 1935 in
Breese a son of Ferdinand and Dolores (Pax) Hilmes, Sr.; they
preceded him in death.
He married Geraldine Haas on
November 19, 1960 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton; she
survives in Breese.
Also surviving are his children,
Randy (Janice) Hilmes of Breese, Lori (Paul Diekmann) Hilmes of
Breese, and Brian (Kim) Hilmes of Greenville; a daughter-in-law,
Marcia Hilmes of Breese; 14 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren;
brothers, Sylvester (Julie) Hilmes of Breese, Robert (Mar) Hilmes of
Carlyle, Joseph (Dot) Hilmes of Carlyle, and Gerald (Marilyn) Hilmes
of Carlyle; sisters, Florence (Ray) Usselmann of Breese and Alice (Wilford)
Pendergrass of Republic, MO; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Joan Hilmes of Carlyle, Norman “Skelly” Haas of Trenton, Carl
(Janice) Haas of Bowling Green, KY, and Lenard Haas of Scottsdale,
In addition to his parents he was
preceded in death by, sons David Hilmes and Daniel Hilmes; brothers,
Wilfrid Hilmes and Jerome Hilmes; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte
Ferdie was a lifelong farmer and a
U.S. Army Veteran.
He was a member of St. Anthony
Catholic Church and Clinton County Farm Bureau.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM
at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Beckemeyer with Fr. Chuck Tuttle
and Deacon Bob Lippert officiating. Interment will follow in
St. Anthony Cemetery, Beckemeyer.
Visitation will be Thursday, June
11, 2009 from 4:00-9:00 PM and again on Friday, June 12, 2009 from
8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to Clinton
County Relay for Life and will be received at the funeral home.