Obit: Staven, Hilmer H. (1920 - 2003)
Surnames: STAVEN KRUEGER SIMONSON BROWN GILSON WHITEAKER MEEKS BARKLEY WENDORF ELKHORN
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 03/26/2003
Staven, Hilmer H. (20 JUL 1920 - 18 MAR 2003)
Hilmer H. Staven 82, Owen, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 22, at United Methodist Church, Spencer. The Rev. Lois Takata officiated. Burial was in the Loyal City Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Hilmer H. Staven was born on July 20, 1920, in Senaca Corners, to Edward and Hattie (nee Krueger) Staven. He served in Germany during World War II as an interpreter and jeep mechanic. He worked for Chrysler and then moved to Winter in 1972, where he farmed. He married Betty Simonson on April 16, 1987. He was a member and past commander of the Hayward VFW Post 7233, a member of Winter Post 303, the Lions, and Crimestoppers. His interests included hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Staven, Spencer; six children, Carol (Meryl) Brown, West Bend; Diane (Gerald) Gilson, Mukwonago; Delaine (Monte) Whiteaker, Mukwonago, Delores (Forest) Meeks, Mukwonago, Joanne (Wayne) Barkley, Mukwonago, and Clarence (Nadine) Staven, Mukwonago; two stepsons, Richard (Sandra) Simonson, Colby, and Lyle (Judy) Wagner, Thorp; 22 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Edward "Bud" Staven, Lake Geneva; and two sisters, Bernice Wendorf, Ocala, Fla., and Myrtle Holden, Elkhorn.
Preceding him in death were one son, Hilmer; and two sisters, Joyce and Doris.
Community Funeral Home, Spencer, assisted the family with arrangements.
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