Eugene Harold Hiner, 91, of East Brady passed away Sunday in his home after a long battle with cancer.
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Eugene was born in Garnett, Kan., on Feb. 25, 1923, the son of the late Edward C. and Florence A. Hiner.
He lived in East Brady on his dairy farm, which he started in November 1957. Farming was his dream. He hauled milk for Milk Marketing Inc. for 35 years and was a member of the Milk Marketing Association for many years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge and at Normandy beach. He also was a member of the American Legion.
Eugene traveled from Kansas as a pipeliner through several states and settled in Pennsylvania where he worked as a coal miner.
He moved to Pittsburgh where he painted bridges and then started farming in East Brady. He also drove a school bus while working the farm.
He lived at home with his wife of 65 years, Twila Jean Hogue-Hiner. They were married on March 9, 1949.
Eugene was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda Darlene McCartney on Aug. 5, 1974; his son, Eugene Harold Hiner Jr. on Feb. 10, 1979; his grandson, Eugene Harold Hiner III on Jan. 13, 2000; his granddaughter, Krista Renee Hiner on Oct. 11, 2003; his brothers, Lewis Chellous Hiner and Ralph Edward Hiner; and his sisters, Effie Mary Gwen, Dorothy May Wilson and Vera Maxine Wilson.
In addition to his wife, Eugene is survived by his sons, Ronald Hiner and Keith Hiner; his daughters, Delores Taylor, Bonnie Springer, Twila Timblin, Tammy Heginbotharn, Kelly Giron and Ivy Roudebush; his 24 grandchildren; his 35 great-grandchildren; his three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Hiner- The friends of Eugene Harold Hiner, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 832 E. Brady Road, Cowansville.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randall Forester officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
For more information, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home
Main St Cowansville, PA 16218
Published in Butler Eagle on Aug. 18, 2014