Hiram Higer

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Hiram Eugene Higer
April 22, 1928 - April 19, 2015
Hiram Eugene Higer, the first of three sons born to Charles Raymond and Verlinda Minnie (Worland) Higer was born at home the 22nd day of April, 1928, in Hill City, Kansas. The family left Kansas ahead of the dust storms in 1936, and lived in Emmett, Idaho for 5 years, and Boise for 3 years. The rest of Hiram's life was spent in Caldwell, except for 2 years in the Navy, and three years at Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon.
On August 31, 1949, Hiram married the love of his life, Mildred "Millie" Piotrowski, and last August they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with 5 children: Kim Higer (wife, Laurie), Teresa Baughman (husband, Karl), Patty Davis (husband, Mel), Peggy Tietsort (husband, John), and Jill Mesenbrink (husband, Tim). He was the grandfather to 12 beloved grandchildren: Nicole, Brian, Brad, Cristopher, Jacqueline, Christina, Jaron, Jennifer, Janessa, Brennen, Benjamin, and Joseph; and to five great-grandchildren.
After Navy and college, he worked with his father and brother Norman in the Higer Plumbing business until 1988, when they sold the company to four employees. For the next 10 years he and Mildred traveled to three continents: Asia, Europe, and Central America, where they spent almost three years working with missionaries of various organizations. Hiram also served over 25 years as a Volunteer on the Caldwell Fire Department, and nearly 40 years working at the Baptist Church Camp at Warm Lake, ID, as Quartermaster, Plumber, and Cook.
He accepted the Lord as his Savior at age 11 and lived the rest of his life secure in the knowledge of where his heavenly home would be. He loved to sing, and to participate in the services and maintenance of his church. He also served as Elder and Church Clerk at First Baptist Church in Caldwell.
At the age of 85, he again joined the church choir, singing from his wheel chair. His favorite Hymn was "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart."
He slipped into the arms of His Savior surrounded by his adored wife and loving children.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 221 E Linden, Caldwell under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church and designated to the Hiram Higer Memorial Mission Fund.

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Caldwell, ID 83605
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 29, 2015