James “Jim” A.
Hileman, age 74, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 5,
2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born on October 20,
1947 in Celina to the late Isaac Dale and Mary Ellen (Kuhn) Hileman.
include his children, Lisa (Chris) Louth, Urbana, Ohio and Scott
(Melody) Hileman, Van Wert, Ohio; three brothers, Charles (Jane) Hileman,
Celina, John (Myra) Hileman, Celina and Mike (Susie) Hileman,
Versailles, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle, Ellie, Claudia,
Rowan, Anthony, Matt and Zach.
Jim is also
preceded in death by his brother, Richard Hileman.
Jim was a 1966 graduate of Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in Celina, where he played basketball on the 1964 state finials team. He proudly served his country in United States Army during the Vietnam era. He worked alongside his dad and brothers at Hileman’s Texaco Station for many years and then went on to retire from owning Hileman’s Marathon Station. After retiring he worked at Shell in Celina for several years.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, Celina VFW Post #5713 and Celina American Legion Post # 210.
golfing, watching all sports, especially NASCAR, where he frequently
attended Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Of all things, Jim’s
favorite pastime was being with his grandchildren and they will miss him
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
Burial will follow
at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina with military rites to be conducted
by Celina American Legion Post #210 and VFW Post #5713.
contributions can be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Endowment
Cisco Funeral Homes of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Jim and his family.
To pay respects and to leave online condolences or memories, visit www.ciscofuneralhome.com or Cisco Funeral Home Facebook page.
Other survivors include his daughter, Tracey (Brian) Wilkins, St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Deb (Denny) Barrett, Celina; a brother-in-law, Ron (Kassi) Miller, Blacklick, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brenden (Tara Harshbarger) Klosterman, Dylan (Tiffany Crosby) Menchofer and Mackenzy Wilkins; three great grandchildren, Laiken Klosterman, Abalynn Klosterman and Eastyn Menchofer; many, nieces, and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
Burk or Blue Beard
as he was known in the trucking community proudly drove his truck for 47
years and he loved every day of it. He drove for many different
companies throughout his career but he started at Schroyer Trucking in
Celina, then for a few years he owned and operated Burkheimer Trucking
and eventually retired from Tuente Trucking in Yorkshire, Ohio.
He was a lifetime
member of the NRA and a true believer. He loved to go shooting with his
family, watching NASCAR, The Ohio State Buckeyes and any western tv
shows and movies. Some of his past hobbies included snowmobiling,
riding his motorcycle and camping. Burk loved being with his family and
watching the grandkids grow. Above all other things Burk and Vickie
loved spending time together and traveling on quick overnight trips to a
“pick a direction excursion.” They treasured their time together and
hardly ever did anything apart. They were blessed to build such a
wonderful life together.
will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Cisco Funeral
Home in Celina, with Pastor Rick Brosher officiating; where the family
will receive friends from 9:00 am – 11:00 am prior to the service at the
services will be held at the convenience of the Burkheimer family.
contributions can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County,
218 S. Main Street, Celina, Ohio 45822.
Cisco Funeral Homes
of Celina & St. Marys are honored to care for Burk and his family.
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