Arthur James Hilgendorf

March 5, 1950 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 71)

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Arthur James Hilgendorf, aged 71, passed away on January 8, 2022. Art was born on March 5, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa to the late James A. and Elfrieda A. (nee Gremel) Hilgendorf.
Art was first and foremost a man of faith, and his love for his Savior Jesus Christ was the fire that fueled his whole life. He cared for his family with deep humility, charity, and humor. He was a constant companion to his wife, a steadfast rock for his children, a great favorite with his grandkids, and a true friend to all those who knew him well. He enjoyed outdoor sports and activities, and loved to travel, but most of all he treasured the time spent with his family and grandchildren.
Art was the beloved husband of Georgeann F. (nee Tirabassi); the dearest father of Fr. Stephen (Hannah) and Hannah (Jim) Nieman; loving grandfather of Maria, John, Joseph, and Isaac Hilgendorf, and Mira and Maliyah Nieman; adored step-grandfather of Lucas and Evie Nieman; dear brother of Richard (Nancy) Hilgendorf and Kathy (nee Hilgendorf) Willson; cherished uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
The family will receive friends at THE ORLANDO-DONSANTE-PREVITE FUNERAL HOME 29550 EUCLID AVE., WICKLIFFE, ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19th FROM 9:00 to 11:00 AM WITH A FUNERAL SERVICE TO FOLLOW AT 11:00 AM. Art will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, Ohio.
A Requiem Mass will be offered on February 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Arthur’s memory may be made to Voice of the Martyrs at or mail donations to Voice of the Martyrs, 1815 SE Bison Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.

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January 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home
29550 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
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Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home
29550 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

January 19, 2022

Crown Hill Cemetery
8592 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087


The Voice of the Martyrs
1815 SE Bison Rd., Bartlesville OK 74006
Tel: 1-800-747-0085

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