Cletus Alvin Hilgefort, 88, of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 8:50 AM at Village Green Health Campus, Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 29, 1928 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the son of the late William J. & Rose (Poeppleman) Hilgefort. He retired from Worch Lumber in Versailles in 1995 after 42 years and had also worked at Monarch. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Audrey A. (Moorman) Hilgefort whom he married June 28, 1952; brothers: Vernon Hilgefort, & Lester Hilgefort.
He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Anthony & Julie (Miller) Hilgefort of Burton, MI., John & Karen (Berger) Hilgefort of Versailles, Ohio; daughter: Barbara & Edward McGrath of Troy, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sisters: Edna Ahlers of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Eileen Ahlers of Minster, Ohio, Phyllis Sherman of Minster, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services or State of the Heart Care.
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