Obit: Hiller, Otto C. (1892 – 1968)


Surnames: Hiller, Schwenzer, Wegner, Thaney, Morris

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Mar 1968

Hiller, Otto C. (6 NOV 1892 – 25 MAR 1968)

Otto C. Hiller, 75, formerly of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), now residing at 505 North St., Plymouth, passed away at a Plymouth hospital at 11:05 p.m. Monday, March 25th, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Hiller was born Nov. 6, 1892 in Sheboygan. He attended Bethlehem Lutheran School, Sheboygan and Milwaukee Business College. On Sept. 29, 1917 he was married to Flora F. Schwenzer at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Batavia, Wis. A cheesemaker by trade he operated a cheese factory at Winooski in Sheboygan County. He later moved to Vesper, Wis., where he operated a cheese factory before moving to Thorp, where he operated the Lone Oak Cheese Factory and Stone, and later the Cloverbelt Dairy. In 1932 the Hiller's built the Red and White Grocery in Thorp and operated it until 1951. He served as alderman for 19 years in Thorp, and as Mayor for one term, 1950-51. In 1955 they moved to Sheboygan County and lived at Crystal Lake until moving to Plymouth in 1962. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Plymouth.

Surviving are his wife, Flora; one son, Harold, of Palo Alto, Calif.; one daughter (Elaine) Mrs. Fred A. Wegner of Madison; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Thaney of Milwaukee and Mrs. Stanley Morris of Tucson, Ariz. One sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 28th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Plymouth. Rev. Robert Bernhardt, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, starting at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, until 11:00 a.m. Thursday, and at the church from noon till the time of service.



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