Gary G. Hilmes, 60, of Trenton, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

He was born on September  18, 1957 in Highland, the son of Bernard and Carol  Hilmes, nee Orlet, and his mother preceded him.

He survived by two daughters: Heather (Justin)  Florczyk of Trenton, and Charity (Roger) Fuehne of Aviston; four grandchildren,  Aubrey and Amsey  Florczyk, and Savannah  and Landen Fuehne; six brothers: Dan (Carol) Hilmes of Breese, Bob (Peggy)  Hilmes of Carlyle, Larry (Marla) Hilmes of Carlyle, David Hilmes of Orlando, Steve (Donna) Hilmes of Carlyle, and Bruce (Stacy) Hilmes of Carlyle; nieces  and nephews Jennifer (Gary) Towell, Jonathan “JD” (Vicki) Hilmes, Brian Hilmes, Christopher (Tara) Hilmes, Michael (Jessica) Hilmes, Lauren and Katelyn  Hilmes, Ashley (Dustin) Minton, Ryan Hilmes and Matthew (fiancé Miranda) Hilmes, Bailey, Nathan and Natalie Hilmes.

Mr. Hilmes was an outdoorsman;  he enjoyed fishing,  hunting, golfing, and hanging out at his club house by the river. Gary founded Hilmes Distributing  in Trenton in 1990; he started out operating out of his home and grew the business  into what it is today. In his free time he enjoyed watching baseball and riding  his Harley. He looked forward to time with his family.

Funeral Mass of Christian  Burial at 1 p. m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from St. Mary Catholic  Church in Carlyle, Fr. George Mauck officiating. Interment St. Mary Catholic  Cemetery, Trenton.

Friends may call on the family from 9 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Nordike  Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle will be received through Nordike Funeral Home, 740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231.

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