Raymond Hilmes, 82, of Breese and
formerly of Belleville, died Thursday, June 4, 2009 at St. Joseph
Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Hilmes was born May 13, 1927 in
Germantown to Aloys and Frances (Kniepmann) Hilmes; they preceded
him in death.
He married Anita Weisenfeld in 1955
at St. Augustine Church in Breese; she preceded him in death in
In addition to his wife and parents,
he was preceded in death by a sister, Marcella Korte and a
brother-in-law, Fred Korte.
Survivors include a brother, Eugene
(Marita) Hilmes of Germantown, brothers-in-law, Lou “Bud” (MaryAnn)
Weisenfeld and Dave (Connie) Weisenfeld all of Breese and nieces and
Raymond owned and operated Ray’s
Barber Shop in Belleville for over 45 years before making his home
at Villa St. James in Breese.
He was a member of St. Boniface
Catholic Church, the Woodcarver’s Association of Belleville and was
an avid woodcarver for over 40 years. Many of his carvings were on
display and sold at many woodcarving shows throughout the area.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 11:00 AM
at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Germantown with Fr. James Buerster
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine
Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 AM
on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Memorials can be made to VNA Tip
Hospice or to the donor’s choice and will be received at the church
or through Moss Funeral Home who is in charge of the arrangements.