Obituaries


Kenneth Duane Hilke
September 27, 1947 - December 23, 2012

Kenneth “Ken” Duane Hilke, 65 of St. Charles died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Ken was born September 27, 1947 in Winona to Frank and Margaret (Bliss) Hilke. After graduating from high school, Ken married Carol Holzer; she preceded him in death. Ken later married Judy Kolar.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Tracy (Teddy) Hilke-Kline of St. Paul, Brett Hilke of Tenino, WA, Stephanie (Scott) DeVay of Puyallup, WA, Steven (Jade) Hilke of Pinehurst, NC and Jaime (Chad) Reichelt of Menasha, WI; grandchildren, Piper, Harper, Olivia, Cooper, Reese and Chris; and several nieces and nephews.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gordon; and brother-in-law, Dick Thune.
A Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2 at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in St. Charles, led by Funeral Celebrant Jenny Hoff. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. A lunch will follow at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.pva.org) or Disabled American Veterans (PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250).
Please share a memory of Ken, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.