Jay Hilley Obituary, Death Cause – He was raised in Iowa throughout his childhood. Following the relocation of he and his family to Bismarck, he enrolled in and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1934 to earn his diploma. Also, he attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for his undergraduate and graduate studies. On the 21st of January in 1942, John wed Mary Helen Smith in the town of Wibaux, which is located in the state of Montana.
During the Second World War, John served in the army of the United States of America. In recognition of his service in the Pacific Theater of Operations, he was presented with the Bronze Star. Following that, he served in a capacity that kept him stationed in Japan for the duration of the Occupation. He continued to serve in the Army right up until the year 1977, when he was promoted to the rank of Major and then officially retired from the military.
You are going to be missed very, very much. Jay Hilley. I am thankful that we are able to travel through this experience together with you by my side. Your kind demeanor and hilarious sense of humor were/are a boon to each and every person that is in close proximity to you. When John James Hilley was born on June 19, 1917 in Jefferson, Iowa, his parents were John J. and Agnes Marie Krenz. John James Hilley’s birthday is June 19.
The Reserve Officers Association recognized him for his service by bestowing upon him a membership that will last for the rest of his life. John is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Julie and Jeff Kubisiak, Bismarck, Jeanne Hilley, Parsippany, N.J., and Judy Hilley, Bismarck; two sons and daughters-in-law, John D. and Cathey Hilley, Buxton, and J. Patrick and Linda Hilley, Fergus Falls, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, Alison, Jay, Keegan, Gwen, David and Kathryn; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to that, John worked for a number of years in the capacity of manager at the Northbrook Bottle Store. Before leaving his position there, he worked at Sharks Men’s Shop. In addition to having life memberships in the American Legion, the VFW, the 40 & 8 Eagles, and the Elks organizations, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus up to the Third Degree. In addition to that.