RAYMOND HIESTER, 73 FREEPORT - Raymond Hiester, 73, of Freeport, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at FHN Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. Raymond was born January 16, 1940, in Reading, Pennsylvania; the son of Robert and Rose (Grime) Hiester. Raymond was employed by Furst McNess, Erickson Dental Lab, and Hiester Construction. Raymond married Janet Wiegmann on August 8, 1970. She passed away on February 10, 2005. Raymond served in the U.S. Army. Raymond was in bowling leagues for many years. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving are son, Robert (Becky) Hiester of Freeport; daughter, Angela Hiester of Tennessee; brother, Morris "Tiny" Hiester of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Mollie, Billy and Jillian Knight and Kyle and Alyssa Hiester; one great granddaughter, Kaylynn; one great grandson, Knox; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife; parents; mother-in-law, Doris Wiegmann; one great-grandson, Klay; 13 brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Rev Parker will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Following the service there will be a funeral luncheon served at The Eagles Club. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his memory. Visit the guestbook at www.burketubbs.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on June 19, 2013