Lester William Hilsberg, 91


Lester William Hilsberg passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, at the age of 91.

He was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Berlin, Wis., to William and Dora Hilsberg and married to Jean Burmeister in 1948 in Milwaukee. They moved to Cedarburg in 1956. Lester was a lifelong member of the Cedarburg Fire and Rescue Squad. In 1997, Lester moved to Hazelhurst. He resided there until 2010 and then moved to Arlington, Texas.

Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, in 1997 and sisters, Effie Wendt and Grace Gatzke. He is survived by sisters, Mildred Pionke and Lois Luy; sons Jimmy Hilsberg and wife Kathy of Hazelhurst, and Thomas and wife Cindy of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Jason and wife Dayna Hilsberg, Kim and husband Gene Johnson, Konrad and wife Michelle Hilsberg, and Gretchen and husband Marcus Simmons. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

A private burial service will be held at the Immanuel Cemetery at a later date.