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Jerry Dean Hillegas

January 12, 1960 - May 19, 2020
From: Everly, IA
Jerry  Dean  Hillegas

Jerry Dean Hillegas

Born: January 12, 1960
Died: May 19, 2020
Age: 60

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Jerry Dean Hillegas, 60, died unexpectedly at his home in Everly, Iowa on May 19, 2020.  He was born Jan 12, 1960, in Spencer, Iowa to Harlin and Karen (Jordan) Hillegas. Jerry was an  Everly Cattlefeeder K-12, Class of 1978, active in band and choir.  Jerry retired from the Navy with 20 years of enlisted service.  Genealogy, Comic Books and Bingo were his passions.

Jerry was preceded in death by both parents, an infant brother and an infant niece.  Jerry is survived by his siblings, Kathy Hillegas of CA, Terry and Pam Hillegas of FL, James and Jo (Hillegas) Skelton of MO and Pat and Sharon (Hillegas) Bennet of NE, three aunts, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at a Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.  Memories or condolences may be posted on the Spencer Warner Funeral Home website.  Family requests memorials be made to: Everly Historical Museum, Everly City Hall, Everly, IA  51338.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“Dear Hillegas Family,

I am so sad to hear of Jerry's death. Jerry added depth and color to the very fabric of our class of '78. He was considerate and dependable, and I never knew him to utter an unkind word to, or about, anyone. I was so glad to have seen him at the last class reunion. My heart aches for your loss. May God surround you with love and peace.”
- Connie Swan
Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“So sorry to hear this... prayers to his family..”
- Kathi Keefer Brodersen
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 1:29 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Jerry was a good neighbor, he will missed by many”
- Jeff and Patti Wiemann family
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM
“I only met Jerry a few years ago when in IA on vacation every summer for 3 weeks and joined my sister Marlene Erne to play Bingo and Cards. He was a very nice guy and very smart on a l
ot of things. Enjoyed seeing him then and my condolences to his family.”
- Madeline Rickman
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“So sorry to hear about Jerry. Always enjoyed playing Bingo with him.”
- Judy and Barney Smith
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“A Bingo partner at VFW and Moose in Spencer for the past 7 years. Condolences to the Hillegas Family.
- Marlene Erne
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“So shocked and sorry to hear of This news. I coached Jerry on the Everly JV basketball. I gave him the nickname “Mad Dog”. Jerry was one of those kids that was a joy to be around. His parents hosted an end of the year pizza party at their home for Jerry and his teammates. I would see Jerry from time to time at the post office in recent years. He was always fun to talk to. Peace be with him and his family
- Paul Wick
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:18 AM
“Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing - prayers for the entire family.”
- Becky Fear-Hatting
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“To the entire Hillegas family, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was one of my good friends growing up in Everly. May he Rest In Peace. ”
- Doug Wittrock
Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:04 AM
“Sending my sympathy to the entire Hilligas family.”
- Sherri (Adolf) Steffen
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My sympathy to his family ”
- Deb Wilcox
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“To the Hillegas family, so sorry to hear about Jerry, growing up in Everly we all knew each other and played together even with the age difference between us. May God hold you close in this trying time. Dale Woolery”
- Dale Woolery
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