MELROSE -- Jerry F. Hiltner, 62, Melrose, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Melrose Area Hospital.
He was born March 26, 1938, in Melrose to Norbert and Agnes (Herzog) Hiltner. He married Iris Schreifels on May 12, 1962, in Melrose. They lived in Minneapolis for several years. They returned to Melrose in 1965. He worked for two years at Earl's Bar in Melrose. He worked for Stearns Electric for 33 years until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose and past president of Steelworkers Union Local No. 8392.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, Jill Shepherd, Bloomington, and Kristie Dickson, Plymouth; a son, Bruce Hiltner, Ramsey; five grandchildren; five sisters, Lu Rieland, Melrose, Jen Toenies, Melrose, Mary Decker, Melrose, Ann Thielen, New Munich, and Bridget Westbrock, Rochester; and six brothers, Tom Hiltner, Melrose, Ruben Hiltner, Alexandria, Gene Hiltner, Limon, Colo., Chuck Hiltner, Baxter, Mike Hiltner, Cold Spring, and Jim Hiltner, Limon, Colo.
His father and an infant sister died earlier.
Services were today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Vincent Lieser officiating. Burial was private.
Arrangements were with Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.
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