Roy Hilgemann

June 7, 1959 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 60)

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Roy Hilgemann passed away July 12, 2019 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. He was born June 7, 1959 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Mary (Nordstrom) and Gerald Hilgemann. He graduated from Norwalk High School, was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan, and worked at Echo Valley Country Club for many years. He is survived by his parents, sisters Kari (Jim) Wekseth, Lauri (Will) Ghormley, Dianne (Mike) Coates, and Michelle (Doug) Daugherty.

A memorial service will be held from 5-7 at Echo Valley Country Club on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Memorial contributions in Roy Hilgeman's honor will be appreciated and may be made payable to the Univesity of Iowa Center for Advancement.  To send contributions there is information at the bottom of this web page or you may bring donations to his visitation/service on Thursday.

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Celebration of Life Visitation
July 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Echo Valley Country Club


University of Iowa Center for the Advancement c/o UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Fund
P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City IA 52244-4550
Tel: 1-800-648-6973

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