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John Thadeus Hilding, age 75, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

John was born November 11, 1945 in Fairfield, Iowa to Charles Edward and Alma Lucille (Perrnoud) Hilding. He was a company truck driver for most of his life, his last employment being with Villirillo Gardens. John retired in 2003.

John was a very social person, and once you met him you were quickly his friend. One of his favorite pastimes was watching wildlife on his property. It gave him great comfort up until the end. John was also an avid football fan.

John’s family was his greatest treasure. He loved them above everything. He had the most fun teasing his grandkids and teaching them all to drive on the back gravel roads.

John is survived by his wife, Susan Hilding; his children, Carolyn (Jessie) Wilson, Roy (Tammi) Fredericksen, Deana (John) Ferguson, Debbie (David Brown) DeVoogd, Jake (Gina) DeVoogd, and Gary DeVoogd; brothers, James Hilding and Bill Hilding; sisters, Mary Friemel, Martha McAntee, Janet Morris, and Patty Hilding; mother-in-law, Louise Harbert; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alma Hilding; his first wife, Sandra Kay (Chambers) Hilding; brothers, Richard Hilding and Kenny Hilding; and his sister, Louise Hilding.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family for a future designation.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, January 16, 2021
10:00 to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Saturday, January 16, 2021
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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