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Obituary for Robert Hiller

February 28, 1943 - August 7, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 75

Loving Father, Grandfather, Son-in-Law and Friend


Robert Hiller, age 75, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born February 28, 1943, to the late Joseph and Geraldine (Engles) Hiller. On August 30, 1969, he married the love of his life, Christine Sieben, at St. John the Baptist Church, Johnsburg, IL.

Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his Catholic faith & family. He worked for ComEd for 37 years before retiring & then taking on several other part time jobs; working at Johnsburg Junior High, Old Top Farm Golf Course & driving for the McHenry Township bus service for many years. He loved to meet up regularly with his morning McDonald's buddies to have coffee & chat about current issues. He loved to stay busy & socialize with friends & family. Bob was a die-hard Cubs fan & rarely, if ever, missed watching a game. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the Army & recently experienced a very special highlight in his life. He had always wanted to get to D.C. to view the Vietnam wall & recently his dream came true when he got to participate in traveling with the Lake County Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

He is survived by his loving children: Karen (Frank) Smiesko of McHenry, Scott (Tara Longley) Hiller, and Laura (Robert) Dillard of Markham, IL; cherished grandchildren: Frankie, Nicky, Leah, Luke, Aria and Kai; dearest siblings: Joseph Hiller, Elizabeth Hiller, John Hiller, and Carol (Tim) Hiller-Larson, Mary (Mike) Dodge and David (Tina) Hiller; and in-laws: Gail Sieben of Minnesota, Susan (Bill) Snow of McHenry, and Mary (Kirk) Donald of Johnsburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Christine.

Visitation will be held from 4pm until 8pm on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Mass will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at St. Mary's Church, 1401 N Richmond Road, McHenry. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert's name to Lake County Honor Flight or 1850 Lewis Ave, North Chicago IL 60064.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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