It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lyle E. Hilkemeier (age 84) on September 1, 2023. Yet it is with happy souls to know he is reunited with his wife, Anita, in Heaven with the Lord.

Lyle was born on June 3, 1939 to Fred W. Hilkemeier and Dorothy (Schroder) Hilkemeier in Stuart, NE. He served in the Marine Corps prior to marrying Anita Jackson on March 3, 1963 in Kimball, NE. He is survived by their 3 sons: Lesten (Jennifer), Larry, Lonnie (Teresa) and his sister Margery Higdon, his 9 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Lyle was a civil servant by occupation. He was a servant to all by choice. Dad was happiest surrounded by his family and playing with his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Being outside gardening and mowing his lawn also brought him great joy.

Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, September 20th at 10 am. He will be laid to rest with military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery that same day at 2 pm.

Dad wishes to share that Love, Kindness and a “dad” joke make life better!

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  1. I love the picture that you posted for this! That’s how I remember Uncle Lyle and Aunt Nita.
    So many great memories!
    Love Janet (and John)

    1. Great memories! Thank you for the kind words!

  2. I too love the picture of the two of them. Always had a smile, kind words, and love to visit. Although they are both gone from this earth, praise God they are in heaven. Hugs to all of you!

  3. Together forever, Amen!

  4. I’m going to miss you my neighbor. May you rest in peace 🙏.

  5. The Kimball County High School class of 1958 would like to express our sympathy to the family of Lyle. He was an awesome friend to all of us.

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