OMAHA -- Kenneth Hilmer of Omaha was born in Columbus.
He is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Thiebe Hilmer; brothers Clarence, Edward and Harvey and sisters Sadie, Pearl and Elsie.
He is survived by beloved wife of 59 years, June; children Wanita Leonard (Mike), Randolph Hilmer, Kim Foreman (Daniel), and Kelly Young (Mark); grandchildren Jeremy, Shawnna, Cameron, Jessica, Tristan, Joshua and Selah; four great-grandchildren: Zachary, Carson, Madelyn, and Garrett; brother, Norman (Joyce); many nieces and nephews.
Ken served in the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War from 1951-1953. He was employed by Anchor Construction for 32 years, he worked in heavy road construction and street sewer work until retiring at age 62.
Funeral luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1326 South 26th St., Omaha, followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with military honors. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, VINTON STREET CHAPEL, 2466 S. 16th St., Omaha, NE 68108, 402-346-1144, www.heafeyheafey.com.