Adolph Everett Hilden Jr. (1922 - 2011)

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Adolph Everett Hilden, Jr., 89. Visitation for Adolph will be at Davis Funeral Chapel on Wednesday evening October 5th from 5 to 7p.m. with a prayer service at 5p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10a.m. Thursday morning October 6th at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Adolph was born June 9, 1922 in Boonville, the son of Adolph Everett Hilden Sr and Ellen Hulda Stephens. He was married to Julia Newman in 1948. She preceded him in death in 2009.
He attended Billingsville School from 1928 to 1936 and then graduated from SS Peter and Paul High School in 1940.
Adolph served in World War II from 1942-1946 with the Hq. and Hq. Co. C.C.B. 20th Armored Division. He earned the rank of Sgt. T.4 and he received the Bronze Star for Control of Europe and the Good Conduct Medal.
His entire professional career was spent at Columbia Auto Parts Co., serving many years as the store manager. Adolph was a charter member of the MO River Valley Steam Engine Association. He was also a member of V.F.W. Post 4072; American Legion Post 52; Cooper County Historical Society, Billingsville Community Club and the 20th Armored Division Association.
To mourn his loss are four daughters, Julia Wozniak (Mike) of Columbia, MO; Joyce Schuster (Larry) of Boonville; Donna Hilden of Chicago IL and Laura Diaz of Independence, MO. A baby daughter, Carolyn Sue passed away at birth. Adolph is also survived by a sister, Ellen Mische of Mission KS, 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hilden and Herman Hilden
It was Adolph's request, along with his family, that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the SS Peter and Paul Educational Foundation.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2011
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