Hilmer M. Stiller — Rochester

The funeral services for Hilmer M. Stiller, 97, and Kathryn J. Stiller, 94, of Rochester, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester, with the Rev. Paul Bauch officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Mr. Stiller died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, of natural causes, at Arbor Terrace in Rochester, where he had been a resident for two weeks. Mrs. Stiller died Saturday (May 11, 2013) of natural causes, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Mrs. Stiller's obituary was in Wednesday's edition of the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Hilmer Milford Stiller was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Oronoco, to Frank and Alma (Koenig) Stiller. He grew up in Oronoco and attended high school in Rochester. Hilmer was married on June 11, 1938, in Berne, to Kathryn Zeller. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Rochester where they raised their children and have lived all of their 74 years of marriage. Hilmer served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army and held the rank of staff sergeant at the time of his discharge. He was a construction superintendent for many years for C.C. Pagenhart Co. and then Larson Construction in Rochester. Kathryn was a homemaker all of her life. The Stiller's had moved to Arbor Terrace and Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth for the past few years.

Mr. Stiller was a longtime member of Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester and served on the board of directors for Samaritan Bethany Homes. He loved traveling with his wife, and they went on numerous trips to Hawaii and enjoyed going on cruises. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hilmer was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Kathryn, and issurvived by his daughter, Sandra (John) Gorvin of Oronoco, and son, Richard (Jill) of Brooklyn Park; three grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Gorvin, Melissa (Jason) Gillmore and Michael (Jill) Stiller; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Persik, Andrew Gorvin, Samuel Gorvin, and Brecken Stiller.

He was also preceded in death bytwo children in childbirth, Mary and Joseph, his parents, two brothers, Alvin and Marvin, and one sister, Viola.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning.

The family suggests memorials to Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester.

The Stiller's obituaries can be found online at the Post Bulletin and at .

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.