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James A. Hilbert

James A. Hilbert James A. Hilbert

James A. Hilbert, age 82, Crandall, Ind., passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at his home surrounded with family that loved him dearly.

James, known best by Jim, was born June 18, 1937, in Taylorsville, Ky., to the late Raymond Owen and Ruby Catherine Whitehouse Hilbert.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and neighbors and helping neighbors as well. He will be missed by many of the ones he loved and helped over the years. Jim was retired from the Ford Motor Co. and a past master and still active member of Crandall Masonic Lodge No. 591 F&AM and a active member of the Household of Faith Assembly of God Church, Crandall.

Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Cynthia Ann Hilbert; great-granddaughter, Madison R. King; sisters, Norma Catherine Hilbert and Juanita E. Case; and brothers, Raymond Lee Hilbert and Gene Hilbert.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Delores Ann VanFleet Hilbert; daughters, Pamela Fay Stroud of Crandall and Theresa M. Vallin of Henderson, Nev.; son, Timothy J. Hilbert (Lestye) of Crandall; sister, Bonnie Stillwell of Crandall; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 8 p.m., with Masonic rites at 7, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey and Thursday, Jan. 9, after 10 a.m. at Household of Faith Assembly of God Church at Crandall.

Funeral: Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery near Crandall.

Memorials may be made to the Household of Faith or Crandall Masonic Lodge.