Robert L. Hilgenkamp
(October 12, 1923 - September 3, 2016)
Robert L. Hilgenkamp, 92 years, of Fremont, NE died September 3, 2016 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE.
Robert was born on October 12, 1923, in Stover, Missouri. He came to Nebraska where he lived at the Lutheran Orphanage in Fremont until being adopted shortly after by his parents William & Alma Hilgenkamp. Robert attended Immanuel Lutheran School at Hooper, NE. He worked on his father’s farm until 1945 when he entered the service. He served in the Army and the Army Engineers until his discharge in 1947.
Robert returned to the farm and continued farming until his father and mother’s deaths. He remained on the farm until 1974 when he retired and moved to Fremont. Robert was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hooper, NE where he was the head usher for more than 40 years until two weeks before his death.
The funeral service will be 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow. The Rev. Jonathan Ripke will officiate. Visitation on Thursday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the church. Burial will be at 3:15 PM on Thursday, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, north of Arlington, NE. Military honors will be conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of V.F.W. Post #854 and American Legion Post #20.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the Lutheran Hour.
~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~