Edward R. “Eddie” Hilbert


Edward R. “Eddie” Hilbert, age 83 of Highland, IL, died Saturday, October 17, 2020, at his residence in Highland, IL.

He was born on November 21, 1936, in Reno, IL, the son of Edward and Dorothy (nee Bass) Hilbert.

On June 03, 1961, he married Suzanne M. Koberczky at Collinsville, IL.

Eddie was born in Reno, IL and at a young age his family moved to Highland. He graduated from Highland High School in 1954. Attended SIU Carbondale for a year and served two years with the US Army. He worked 20 years at Widmer Floral Co, Highland, and later worked for the Highland City Water Plant, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed annual family trips to hunt and fish in Wisconsin. He loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include :
Wife – Suzanne M. Hilbert (nee Koberczky), Highland, IL
Son – Dirk E. (significant other-Kelly Tubbs) Wilkinson, Highland, IL
Son – Scott E. (Joann) Hilbert, Carlyle, IL
Daughter – Lisa M. (Jody) Johnson, Hebron, KY
Grandchild – Ryan
Grandchild – Lelah
Grandchild – Rebecca
Grandchild – Brandon
Grandchild – Jessica
Grandchild – Sean
Grandchild – Chad
Grandchild – Jenae
Grandchild – Jennifer
Grandchild – Ashley
Great Grandchildren – Many
Sister – Mary Parker, Highland, IL

He was preceded in death by :
Father – Edward L. Hilbert
Mother – Dorothy Hilbert (nee Bass)
Son – Curtis L. Wilkinson – Died 9/26/2019
Daughter-In-Law – Colleen Wilkerson

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Private funeral services will be at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

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