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Howard Hillman

Died: Monday, December 31, 2007
Age: 86
Howard Hillman, 86, of Imlay City, passed away suddenly Monday, December 31, 2007 at his home.

Howard Julius August Hillman was born November 15, 1921 in Romeo. He was the son of Julius August and Louise (Miller) Hillman. He grew up in Romeo and graduated from Romeo High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of War.

Howard was married to Mary Alice Zumbrunnen on September 6, 1947 in Pontiac. They moved to the Imlay City area in 1950.

Howard had been employed for 31 years by General Motors. He was in skilled trades (a precision tool maker) at GMC in Pontiac. He transferred to AC Spark Plug and retired from there in 1979. He also raised beef cattle on his farm on Rule Road in Imlay City.

Howard was a member of the Imlay City VFW and a former member of Imlay City Eagles.

Surviving are his wife, Mary of Imlay City; sons, Howard Allen (Bernie) Hillman of Imlay City and Stephen (Judy) Hillman of Lum; daughter, Penny Ann (Chuck) Raymond of Brown City; seven grandchildren, Haven (Doug) Schrader, Honour (Brent) Peterson, Paige Hillman, Layne Hillman, Robert Raymond, Chris Raymond and Rochelle (Jesse) Moreno; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Hillman of Lapeer, Alfred Hillman of Madison Heights and Charles Hillman of Almont; and sister, Edna Fistler of Richmond. He is also survived by several sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Kleinhans and Elizabeth Hillman; and brothers, Martin Hillman, Edward Hillman, Jack Hillman and Robert Hillman.

Funeral service was held Thursday, January 3, 2008 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Reverend Kevin Harbin, the Pastor of the Imlay City United Methodist Church officiated.
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