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Bruce Vernon Hilliker

October 24, 1944

August 7, 2014

Bruce served in the United States Army and graduated from the Defense Language Institute West Coast Branch, Monterey in 1963. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1965. He then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison for 2 and 1/2 years and moved to Reno, Nevada in 1968, where he worked in various casinos. Then went to work at AT&T and retired after 20 years of employment.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Jeri Hilliker; step-daughter, Jill Dumas; grandchildren, Chris (Lyndsey) Dumas and Ashley (David) Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Kaelynn and Chase Dumas and Kaleb Vaughn; and his brother, Richard Hilliker of Black River Falls, WI. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Jane and Leigh Hilliker.

A Celebration of Bruce's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, buy a drink for a friend or donate to Gentiva Hospice, 1625 E. Prater Way #108, Sparks Nevada 89434.

To share a memory of Bruce, please visit the Book of Memories at

"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; of happy memories that I leave when life is done. "

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 14, 2014
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