Thomas “Tom” Michael Hilger
Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas “Tom” Michael Hilger, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Thomas passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Kansas City VA Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
Thomas was born on September 19, 1945 in Wichita, KS, the son of Walter and Eileen (Walsh) Hilger.
Thomas served his country in the United States Air Force as a Crew Chief.
He was a salesman and later owned a furniture store.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He married Alexia “Lex” “Ekie” Catherine Hageman on May 8, 1971 in Wichita, KS. She preceded him in death on October 5, 2008.
Survivors include his two sons, Cory (Shelly) Hilger, Shawnee, KS, Russell (Amina) Hilger, Lawrence; six grandchildren, Anna (Katlynn), Haris, Katie, Ellaina, Ismet, Semir; his loving companion, Sue Davis Adams; his siblings, Wayne (Priscilla) Hilger, Paula (Allen) Clouse, Francis “Fran” (Mary) Robbins, Richard “Dick” (Julie) Robbins and Pat Owens.
He is preceded in death by his birth mother, Frances Stanley; his siblings, Tom Stanley, Gene Stanley, Jack Stanley, Eldon “Ike” Stanley, Carolyn Bearden and Maurine DeBoer.
A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 28th with a visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The service will be live-streamed at the church and can be viewed by going to our website warrenmcelwain.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas’ name to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.