Delos James Hilleshiem, 92, Cambridge died on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Our House in Cambridge.
Delos was born on October 12, 1925 in Richland Center, WI to Martin and Edith (Minett) Hilleshiem. He graduated from Richland Center High School. On November 2, 1946 he married Lorraine Olson in Richland Center. Delos was in the trucking business with his brothers in Richland Center. Delos was also a meat Cutter for Daggett Food Market in Stoughton. Delos owned and operated the Cambridge Locker Plant for over 30 years. He also drove school bus for 53+ years for the Cambridge School District. Delos was a volunteer for the Cambridge EMS and Fire Department, served on the Cambridge Village Board. Delos enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating on Lake Ripley, and the north woods corporation. He was a member of the Ripley Rider snowmobile club. He was known as “Mr. Fixer” He was a member of Rockdale Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine, Cambridge; son, Ron (Kathy) Hilleshiem, Madison; daughter, Sherry Hilleshiem, Cambridge; grandchildren, Mathew (Brooke) Hilleshiem and their children Emmerson, Jack, Ian; Rhonda (Tim) Noordyk and their children, Jenna, Karissa, Ella; Carrie (Matthew) Krueger and their children Riese, Addison, Gibsen; Robert (Melissa) Smithback; sister-in-law Edwina Hilleshiem. He was preceded in death by parents; seven brothers, Verlin, Darryl, Foster, Loren, Wilfred”Billy”, Lowell, and Gaylord; sister, Odessa
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 208 N. Park St. Cambridge, WI 53523 with Rev. Richard Dowling officiating. Burial will follow at the Rockdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00am until the time of the service.
As an expression of sympathy you may wish to consider memorials to be given to a charity to be determined by his wife Lorraine.