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Marlin Raymond Hillyer

August 16, 1941 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 78)

Obituary

Marlin Raymond Hillyer, 78, of Bennett, passed into eternity on Monday, November 11, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Private services will be held on Friday, November 15th at 10:00 AM at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, with Rev Ronald Lashmit officiating. Public graveside committal services with full military honors will be held Friday at 11:00 AM, Inland Cemetery, Bennett. A public gathering of family and friends with potluck will be held in the Bennett American Legion Building following the graveside services. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established in his honor and may be directed to Marlin’s family.

Marlin was born on August 16, 1941 in Cedar County, Iowa around the Lowden area. He was the son of Raymond William and Esther Martha Sieck Hillyer. He attended high school in Bennett and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country for 4 years. Marlin was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Horstmann on April 15, 1961 in Davenport, Iowa. Marlin was a truck driver all of this life logging over 3 million accident free miles. Marlin was a member of the Bennett and Durant American Legions; the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 2537), a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, a past member of the Tipton Moose, a current member of the Teamsters Local and presently served as the commissioner of the Cedar County Veterans Commission.

Marlin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, of Bennett, Iowa; his son, David (Jeannie) Hillyer of Bennett, Iowa; daughters, Deanna (Roger) Welch of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Doreena Crock (Craig) of Tipton, Iowa, Deborah (Tony) Howell of Muscatine, Iowa;

Marlin Raymond Hillyer, 78, of Bennett, passed into eternity on Monday, November 11, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Private services will be held on Friday, November 15th at 10:00 AM at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, with Rev Ronald Lashmit officiating. Public graveside committal services with full military honors will be held Friday at 11:00 AM, Inland Cemetery, Bennett. A public gathering of family and friends with potluck will be held in the Bennett American Legion Building following the graveside services. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established in his honor and may be directed to Marlin’s family.

Marlin was born on August 16, 1941 in Cedar County, Iowa around the Lowden area. He was the son of Raymond William and Esther Martha Sieck Hillyer. He attended high school in Bennett and enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country for 4 years. Marlin was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Horstmann on April 15, 1961 in Davenport, Iowa. Marlin was a truck driver all of this life logging over 3 million accident free miles. Marlin was a member of the Bennett and Durant American Legions; the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 2537), a member of the Tipton Masonic Lodge, a past member of the Tipton Moose, a current member of the Teamsters Local and presently served as the commissioner of the Cedar County Veterans Commission.

Marlin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, of Bennett, Iowa; his son, David (Jeannie) Hillyer of Bennett, Iowa; daughters, Deanna (Roger) Welch of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Doreena Crock (Craig) of Tipton, Iowa, Deborah (Tony) Howell of Muscatine, Iowa; grandchildren, Jennifer (Patrick) Glover, Anna (Jacob) Dohmen, Derick (Anna) Crock, Katelynn (Travis) Cook, Mason Ochiltree and Makahla Howell; great grandchildren, Lily Dohmen, Emma Dohmen, Ethan Dohmen, Carter Glover, Keira Glover, Norah Glover, Easton Crock, Cheyanne Cook, Ella Cook and 1 on the way!;  sister, Karen Tupper of Allegan, Michigan; brother, Vernon Hillyer of Tipton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents (Raymond and Esther Hillyer), Brother, Don Hillyer and his son-in-law, Dick Crock.

sister, Karen Tupper of Allegan, Michigan; brother, Vernon Hillyer of Tipton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents (Raymond and Esther Hillyer), Brother, Don Hillyer and his son-in-law, Dick Crock.

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Services

Graveside Service
Friday
November 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Inland Cemetery
230th & Cemetery Road
Bennett, IA 52721

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
November 15, 2019

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bennett American Legion (Inland Cemetery)

Private Service

Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Please note
The funeral service at 10:00 for Marlin is Private for family only. The graveside services with full military honors are open to the public. A public gathering of family and friends with potluck will be held in the Bennett American Legion Building following the graveside services. Please dress casual and come to share Marlin's life.

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