Richard Lee Hillenburg

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Richard Lee Hillenburg

July 29, 1934 - January 13, 2019

Richard Lee Hillenburg Richard Lee Hillenburg, 84 of Zionsville, passed away on January 13, 2019.
Richard was born July 29, 1934 to Olive Davidson Hillenburg and Claude Hillenburg. He graduated from New Richmond High School in 1952. In 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Arlene Sunderman in Crawfordsville, Indiana. They have been married for 66 years.
Richards career was in electronic sales with many years devoted to Radio Distributing, Graham Electronics and Altex Mar Electronics. Richard was a member of the Rotary Club and Toastmasters. He was lifelong member and actively involved in United Methodist churches in Clermont, Fort Wayne, Zionsville and Bonita Springs, FL.
Richard was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan. He and his wife had an abiding love for dogs which they have passed on to their children.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Hillenburg, his sister Claudette Holcomb, his children, Cheryl (Stanley Pennington) Hillenburg, Lynn (Steve) Zahorik and David (Ashley) Hillenburg; grandchildren: Zachary, Lucas and Claire Zahorik and Faith Hillenburg; and son-in-law Richard Woehnker. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter Vicki Woehnker.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, January 19, 2019, for visitation from 2-6p at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 125 W. Sycamore St. Zionsville, IN 46077. A funeral service will be held Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3pm at Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Rd, Zionsville, IN 46077, with calling starting at 2, prior to the service. Burial will follow at the New Richmond Cemetery on Monday.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that contributions be made to Zionsville United Methodist Church or American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.
Published on January 14, 2019
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Jery Nelson
Jan 17, 2019
Wow! Where do I begin — how can I be concise after such a phenomenal 43+ years of friendship with Dick Hillenburg? ...Perhaps I have just said it all, “Concise doesn’t cut it!” — words fall so short of describing our relationship! I truly believe it was impossible to get to know Dick and not have your life changed in powerful and positive ways. What an employer! What a husband, a dad, a grandpa! What a friend of all friends! And oh, what a mentor! I shall be eternally grateful for the many ways he treated me as his own son!

“Thanks so much, Dick, for the positive impact you’ve had on my life as well as so many others, as I was privileged to witness over those years!”

To Arlene, Cheree, Lynn, Dave, Stanley, Richard, Steve, Ashley, Zachary, Lucas, Claire and Faith: May you know God‘s perfect peace in your loss and may He grant each of you many years of reflection on the beautiful memories and wonderful blessings Dick was to each one of your lives!
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Rachelle (Spangler) Wright
Jan 16, 2019
My parents loved Dick and Arlene. He was a wonderful man to all! We are so sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for his family, as we understand how hard it is to lose such a loved parent.
Jim DeBender
Jan 15, 2019
My condolences to Dick's family. Dick was a great man to work for always willing to share his knowledge. My life has been enriched by having been associated with Mr. Hillenburg. RIP
Lori Dove
Jan 15, 2019
Vicki welcomed her dad with open arms... much love to all of you on your loss. He has gained a new and perfect life in Heaven.
Roger Bayford
Jan 15, 2019
A great man who touched so many lives in such a positive way. I will be forever grateful for the positive impact he had on mine. I will always look back at the very special days at Graham Electronics with the fondest of memories.
Sincere condolences to the entire family and thank you all, for sharing this wonderful man with us..
Barb Augsburger
Jan 15, 2019
So sorry to hear this, prayers, love and sympathy to the family.
Charlie Simpkins
Jan 15, 2019
A Great Man whose life touch many and everyone he touched was better from knowing him. My family and I live much better lives because of Mr Hillenburg. HIs suffering is at an end but the World will be less of a place with his passing. RIP Mr Hillenburg