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Dean N. Hilker

Dean N. Hilker

Feb 12th, 1941 - Sep 18th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Feb 12th, 1941
  • Death Date: Sep 18th, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Sep 18th, 2021
  • Location: private
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Biography: Dean N. Hilker, 80, of Hanover, died Saturday, Sept 18, at UPMC Hanover Hospital.  He was the husband of Gloria J. (Utz) Hilker for 57 years.  Born Feb 12, 1941 in Littlestown, Dean was the son of the late Walter E. & Delta G. (Good) Hilker.  He was a 1959 Littlestown High School graduate and served in the army reserves. Dean had been a Service Rep with Elsner Engineering of Hanover for 38 years traveling all over the world and retiring in 2005.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are three children:  Kathy L. Mathias & Brian of Hanover, Pamela S. Ensminger & Michael of York and Mark A. Hilker of Hanover; his three grandchildren, Daniel E. & Issac M. Ensminger and Katelyn G.  Hilker; his brothers, Louis Hilker, Raymond Hilker, William Hilker and James Hilker, all of Hanover and David Hilker of Littlestown; his sister, Nancy Rohrbaugh of Bonneauville and many nieces and nephews. Dean was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Hilker.  He was a member of Christ Church of Littlestown and the Beekeepers Association.  He loved woodworking and enjoyed bowling, gardening, football and spending time with his family.

Services are private.  Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Littlestown.  Contributions in Dean's name may be sent to Alpha Fire Co., 40  E. King St., Littlestown, PA  17340. Online condolences may be  shared on

Mervin Shaffer
Jan 13th, 2022 6:31 pm
Gloria & family, You have our sympathy. I loved talking with Dean at the Cramer Reunion and whenever we bumped into each other on our travels. I remember playing horseshoes with Dean at the Cramer Reunion. It was a lot of fun.
Darla Kise
Sep 24th, 2021 4:34 pm
We will miss Uncle Dean greatly. Our Love and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Dean may be gone, but he still lives on in our hearts and our memories.
I hope they have Ham gravy in heaven. Love Darla, Bob, and Laura.
Brent Mummert
Sep 23rd, 2021 3:01 pm
My deepest condolences to the entire Hilker Family.
Kim Dillman
Sep 23rd, 2021 2:34 am
I would like to send my sincere condolences out to Mrs. Hilker and her entire family. I did not know Dean well but I enjoyed getting to speak to him from time to time when Katelyn rode my bus several years ago, I still look for him and Mrs. Hilker when I pass by and I have wondered why I haven’t seen him lately. He was a very nice man and always had a Bright smile and friendly wave and I will definitely miss that. Dean may you rest in peace and may your family hold tight to all the beautiful memories that you have shared together through the years. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.
Brian and Debbie Hilker (from KY)
Sep 22nd, 2021 8:26 pm
Condolences to all the family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy mathias
Sep 22nd, 2021 3:33 pm
Gloria and her children greatly appreciate all the kind words and condolences.
Most of you have been down the same road with your family members . What helps us through these hard times is the love, prayers and support from family and friends. No matter how young, old, how short or prolonged our goodbyes are, it’s never easy to say goodbye. We are grateful to have had him this long and were able to say goodbye. So love your family and friends while they’re here with us. Our time here is short so Don’t waste precious time on hate and negativity. LOVE conquers all . Emulate gods love for us ❤️
Stuart & Martha Sites
Sep 21st, 2021 11:42 pm
Dave and families;
Our condolences to all.
Jack Stull
Sep 21st, 2021 2:53 pm
Our sincere condolences to Gloria and the families. I've known Dean for many years and his passing truly saddens me. Rest In Peace Dean!
Mike Collins
Sep 21st, 2021 2:16 pm
Dear Mrs. Hilker. I would like to express my condolences to you at the passing of Dean. We were classmates.
Stacy, Mike, Riley & Jack Foreman
Sep 21st, 2021 12:12 am
Our sincere condolences as you mourn the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
Prayers of comfort and peace,
The Foremans
Janet Cole
Sep 20th, 2021 7:18 pm
Gloria, My sympathy goes out to you and your family at this sad time. I
always enjoyed talking with Dean and you at our reunions. He will be

Janet Cole
Judy Southern
Sep 20th, 2021 3:31 pm
Dean was a high school classmate. I enjoyed talking with him at class reunions. My condolences to his family.
Sep 20th, 2021 12:19 am
Gloria and Family, So sorry to hear of Dean's passing. There are no words at times like this except to offer my thoughts and prayers. Dean's smile was one of a kind. God bless.
Mary Jane Small
Sep 19th, 2021 10:27 pm
Dean was a great classmate ,my helper planning class reunions, helping at the church festivals and a regular around the church.Gloria you and I graduated cosmetology school together and have fond memories together. May God bless you and all the family.I am here if you need to talk.My prayers are with you!!.
Ken Hollinger
Sep 19th, 2021 10:14 pm
Gloria & the Hilker family, our condolences to you. Dean was good guy in school & all the later years I've known him. I'm sure he will be missed & remembered fondly.
Donna Ashbaugh
Sep 19th, 2021 9:26 pm
Gloria and family so sorry for your loss.Prayers for you and your family.
Betty Skelton
Sep 19th, 2021 9:02 pm
Gloria and family, My sincere sympathy to you and your family. So glad to have had the opportunity to sit and talk for a few minutes at our reunion in August. May God grant you comfort during this time of mourning and remember him always.
Sep 19th, 2021 8:51 pm
Dean was a classmate (LHS '59). A good guy. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Pastor Ellis & Latisha Breeden
Sep 19th, 2021 8:40 pm
While there is nothing we can say or do that can take your pain away, we do send our deepest sympathy to you Gloria and loved ones. We’ve known Dean for more than 20 years we pray for comfort and peace of mind to you during this time of mourning. God Bless, The Breeden’s
Raymond C. Hilker
Sep 19th, 2021 6:58 pm
He was a very good brother, We could talk about anything, and got along very well. I sure will miss him. He was next in line ,right below me in age .I would call & talk to him about something , or ask him a question & we would wind up talking for a good while. God bless you. Your older brother.

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