Jesse E. Hilgert Jr.

Born: Tue., Feb. 26, 1929
Died: Wed., Apr. 26, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 01, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., May 02, 2017
Location: University Heights United Methodist Church

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Jesse E. Hilgert Jr., 88, of Greenwood, passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1929 in Marengo, IN to the late Jesse E. Sr. and Lula Hilgert. He was married December 23, 1950 at Leavenworth, IN to Jeanne Dean Hilgert, and she survives. Jesse was employed 39 years at Eli Lilly & Co., retiring in 1991 as a chemist and a department head. He was a member of University Heights United Methodist Church and Southport Masonic Lodge No. 270 F.&A.M.

Jesse is also survived by his sons Larry (Ann) Hilgert, Michael (Starla) Hilgert, Bryan Hilgert; sisters Yvonne Pittman, Nancy (Weldon) McClure; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and former daughter-in-law Jole Rodriguez.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at University Heights United Methodist Church with visitation 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial gifts have been suggested to University Heights United Methodist Church.

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Bill Wolf
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Mike and Starla,

I am so sorry to hear that your father has passed. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone as special as your parents, but I find solace in knowing that they are always with me and that we will be together once again.

Beth & Joe Prindle
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017

Mike, Starla and Family - So sorry to hear of Mr. Hilgert's passing. His warm demeanor and contagious smile will always be remembered. May you find it comforting to know that you are surrounded by God's love and so many people who care. Love, Hugs and Prayers to all.
Beth & Joe Prindle

Dave Roush
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked in the same department with Jesse at Lilly, though not directly for him. I always found him to be of good humor and professional in his dealings with the younger chemists like me that were just starting our career at the time in his life that he was near retirement.

I regret that I didn't get to learn more from him before he retired, but happy to see that he was able to enjoy about 25 years of life after Lilly.

Donna (Watson) Wert
   Posted Wed May 03, 2017
My condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I am fortunate to have known him. He was a kind and gracious man. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort in this time of great loss.

Rex Souter
   Posted Fri May 05, 2017
To Jesse's family: you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am saddened to hear that Jesse died. I only today learned that fact. Jesse and I worked together for several years at Eli Lilly and Company, and I very much enjoyed that time with him.

Carol Harrison
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
My sincere sympathy goes out to the whole Hilgert family! What a great person we were so blessed to have in our lives. He is with his God now in peace. Amen! God bless always.

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