Master Sgt. Retired, Carroll W. Hilmer, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Dysart following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Sue Thomas officiating. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post No. 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton.
Carroll Hilmer was born Feb. 5, 1931, near Dysart, to William and Nelda (Schreiber) Hilmer. He served his nation in the U.S. Army for two years in Korea. While a member of the Army Reserves for 20 years, he was awarded the rank of master sergeant. Carroll was a member of Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post No. 57 of Vinton.
On Sept. 4, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mildred Losenicky at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton. The couple recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Carroll was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton. Prior to his retirement, Carroll served as a claims adjuster at Eden Mutual Insurance Co. in Vinton. He served as a member of the Vinton City Council for two terms.
In addition to his wife, Mildred of Vinton; he is survived by his brother, Bob Hilmer of Waterloo; and the nieces and nephews he was very special to.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Stanley Hilmer.
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