Robert G. Hilt, 96, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at LMH Health. A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.
Robert was born on February 1, 1924 in Kansas City, Kansas to Alfred and Amphy Hilt. When Robert was 18 years old, he was called to serve in World War II. He was very proud of his service to his country as a B-17 tail gunner.
When he left the service, Robert met the love of his life, Billie Barron. They were married 71 years until her passing in March of 2020. Robert had a long career in construction and owned a cabinet shop for many years.
Survivors include a sister Alta Ola; his children, Steve (Sandie) Hilt, Matt (Cindy) Hilt, Dana (Jeff) Shoemaker; six grandchildren, Heather (Shawn) Henson, Spencer (Julia) Hilt, Jessica & Emily Hilt, Zachary and Bailey Shoemaker; and a great grandson, Jack. Robert was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian and seven brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.
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