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Arthur Hilla

Arthur Hilla

1930 - 2024

Arthur Louis Hilla age 94 of Rogers City Passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2024.

He was born in Rogers City on April 17, 1930 to Louis and Veronica (Orban) Hilla.

Art graduated from Rogers City High School in 1948. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. On October 23, 1954 he married Virginia Pilarski at St. Dominic Catholic Church. He spent his working career as a machinist at Calcite retiring in 1995.  From 1966 – 1969 he owned and operated Pinewood Tavern. He enjoyed bowling, rabbit hunting, deer hunting, repairing  clocks and buying and selling hunting properties. Art remained extremely active during his long life.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; five sons, Mark (Dawn) Hilla of Rogers City, Larry (Sandra) Hilla of Battle Creek, Dennis (Lori) Hilla of Millersburg, Greg (Christine) Hilla of  Mecosta and Robert (Shannon) Hilla of Alto; six grandchildren, Tyler (Michelle) Hilla, Clayton (Danielle) Hilla, Jessica (Robert) Henley,  Jason (Diana) Hilla, Lindsay Hilla, Hunter Hilla; 10 great grandchildren, Leah, Addy, Emily, Lincoln, Carter, Gracie, Kaily, Autumn, Lilah and Maggie; and his sister, Louise (Richard) Kuznicki.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Veronica; and one brother, Eugene (Leona) Hilla.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.

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Arthur Hilla – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI