Funeral services were held Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Bethel Baptist Church in rural Jerseyville for Robert Lee Hillig.
Mr. Hillig, 86, died April 1 at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born January 16, 1933 in Carrollton, the son of the late Francis and Dorothy (Hunter) Hillig. He married the former Oleta Irene Crane in 1958; she died in 1996.
He grew up in Jerseyville and was a member of the Class of 1950 at Jersey Community High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1950-1954. After returning home, he gained employment at McDonnell Douglas and retired in 1992 at a Flight Mechanic after 39 years.
Surviving is a son, Mark Hillig of Jerseyville; two daughters, Connie (Tony) Hayes of Jerseyville and Kathy (Darrin) Foiles of Brighton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois (JR) Meredith and Mary (Bill) Hazelwood, all of Jerseyville.
Burial was in Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.