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Donald J. Hillman

Donald J. Hillman

September 17, 2017

Donald J. Hillman, 90, of Eau Claire, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at his home.

He was born May 6,1927, in Eau Claire, WI, the son of William and Anna (Gisvold) Hillman.  Don married June Walde at Pinehurst Lutheran Church on April 8, 1950.  She preceded him in death in 2007.


Don and his brother David owned Hillman Bros. Service Station in Eau Claire.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Guam.

Survivors include his two children, Larry (JoMarilyn) Hillman and Lynda (Dan) Hillman-Whitaker both of Eau Claire; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June; and two brothers.


Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1500 Peterson Ave. in Eau Claire with Pastor Paul Sullivan officiating.  Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie View Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at church.


Memorials are preferred to Ascension Lutheran Church or to the Eau Claire County Humane Society.


Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Altoona, is serving the family. 


Friday, September 22, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church.


Friday, September 22, 2017, at 12 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1500 Peterson Ave, Eau Claire

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  • Mike and Lois Rumphol We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    September 24 at 6:39pm

  • Karen Beaver (Anderson) Thoughts and prayers are with you Lynda, Larry and your families. Your Dad was the sweetest man and Hillmans gas station was a huge part of our neighborhood! Later, when I would see him he always had a smile and friendly conversation. It is so awesome you had many years with him. Hugs from a childhood friend!

    September 22 at 7:22pm

  • Terry Knutson I had the privilege of delivering Meals to Mr. Hillman for many years. He was forever trying to get me to stick around and help with any yard work he happened to be doing. A very nice man. So sorry for your loss.

    September 22 at 9:55am

  • Jane and Andy Busch Thinking of you during this difficult time Lynda. We are here for anything you need.
    Jane, Andy, and Winnie

    September 21 at 7:53PM

  • Wendy (schleusner) Hoffmann Dear Lynda and Larry, so sad to hear about your dad passing. My you find comfort and peace through our savior. With sympathy Wendy Hoffmann.

    September 20 at 4:42PM

  • Sally Broker Linda I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He did live a good long life but it doesn't help when you are without them.
    Prayers & sympathy...Sally Broker

    September 20 at 11:59AM

  • Sheryl Reidinger Lynda & Dan and Larry & Joey and family;
    you have my sympathy in the loss of your Dad - treasure the memories and know you have friends that are thinking of you at this time.
    Sheryl Reidinger

    September 19 at 1:48PM

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