Earl G. Hilberer, 84, of Springfield died at 3:30 am Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born November 30, 1928 in Gillespie, IL to Walter and Amelia Gerdt Hilberer.
He married Clara Mae Pilger March 4, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lester and an infant brother.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Mae; two daughters, Pamela Hilberer and Patricia Musgrove, both of Springfield; three grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Underwood, Joshua (Chrystal) Musgrove and Anthony Musgrove; three great grandchildren, Christopher and Jeremiah Underwood and Ricky Williams.
Earl was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He loved playing golf, bowling, pool and traveling all over the world. Earl graduated from Gillespie High School and Michigan State University. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Franklin Life Insurance Company in 1986 after 30 years of service. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Visitation: 4-6 pm, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Monday, August 26, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Thomas Radtke officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Building Fund “Securing our Future” or Habitat for Humanity.
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