Terry L. Hillman, 72, of Elkhart, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Elkhart on April 13, 1949 to the late Phillip John and Mildred L. (Geiger) Hillman.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Hillman of Elkhart; children, Jasen (Danielle) Miller of Middlebury, Courtney (Andy) Dahl of Wixom, MI, Phil Hillman of Bristol, and Nick (Ashley) Hillman of Cottage Grove, WI; 12 grandchildren; and siblings, Linda Hillman of Florida, Jon (Cindi) Hillman, Susan (Robert Warhus) Hillman of Florida, and Fredrick Hillman of Elkhart.
In accordance with Terry’s wishes, cremation was chosen and will take place at Altera Cremation Services in Elkhart. A visitation will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. A service will take place at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with military honors to be performed and Pastor Katherine Kolodziejczyk of Zion Lutheran Church in Bristol to officiate with one hour of visitation to follow. A private family burial will be held at Rice Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to Zion Lutheran Church, 20943 CR 6, Bristol, IN 46507.
Terry was a hard-working man who worked as a construction manager for many years and served proudly in the United States Army. He was a devout member of Zion Lutheran Church and married the love of his life, Kathleen Hunn, in 1979. Terry was fond of being out in nature where he loved to fish, hike, collect walnuts to give to friends, and experience God’s many creations. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, reading, and was a talented poet. Terry enjoyed playing word games and always had the upper hand in a game of cribbage. Most importantly, Terry knew his place in this universe and excelled at showing God’s love by helping anyone in need. His family meant the world to him and he would do anything to show his love and support. Terry will be missed greatly by his loving family and many friends.
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Zion Lutheran Church
20943 CR 6, Bristol IN 46507