William R. Hilbert

William R. Hilbert, 83, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at Hospice Savannah.

Mr. Hilbert was born in La Crosse and lived in Waukesha for a number of years. He worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as a sales manager until his retirement to Inverness, Fla.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He lived in Richmond Hill for the last 18 months with his daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Hilbert was an avid golfer and he loved fishing. He and his wife loved to travel. He attended St. Anne’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by three daughters, Julie O’Connor (Tom) of Richmond Hill, Ga., Lorie Jurick (Mike) of Atlanta and Paula Brierton (Pete) of Waukesha; grandchildren, Melissa Brush (Andy), Bill O’Connor (Beth), Andrea O’Connor, Meagan Jurick, Michael Jurick, Katie Brierton and Lauren Brierton; great-grandchildren, David Dolensek and Grace O’Connor; and a sister, Betty George of Inverness, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Vivien Peterson Hilbert.

A graveside service will be held in Inverness, Fla., at a later date.

Richmond Hill Funeral Home Cox Chapel of Richmond Hill, Ga., is serving the family. For further details, call 912-756-7575.

(Freeman - Nov. 7, 2009)