Gerald Edwin Hilligas, 89, of Coal City and formerly of North Riverside and Cicero, died April 19, 2014 in Manteno.
Mr. Hilligas was born Sept. 28, 1924 in Brooklyn, Iowa. He served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for many years as a maintenance supervisor for American Airlines.
He was husband of the Dolores J. Hilligas (nee Voyles); the father of Preston (Elayne), Wesley (Valerie) and Geraldine (Anthony) Adkins, the grandfather of Bethany (Aaron) Parker, Melissa (Joe) Mott, Meagan (Eddie) Hasty, Jennifer Adkins, Jacquelyn Adkins, Jonathan Adkins, Frank Hilligas and the late Richard Hilligas; and the great-grandfather of Evan Hasty, Lily Mott and Caleb Mott.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 25 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.