Thursday, November 8, 2012

Catherine 'Katie' (George) Hilker

Catherine “Katie” Hilker, age 81, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012, at her residence. Catherine was born in Watersmeet, MI, on February 2, 1931, daughter of the late Vasilie “William” and Sultana (Nee: Maliarou) George.

Katie was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1949.” She married Robert Hilker, who preceded her in death. Katie was the executive secretary for former Racine Mayor Kenneth L. Huck from 1969-1973 and also for the president of Hamilton Beach for several years.

She had a profound love for the outdoors and maintained a vegetable garden that her father had planted and always cherished. This garden has wonderful memories for all of the children and grandchildren. She lived a simple life, had beautiful green eyes and a love of God! She was a member of the Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church and the Ladies Philoptochos Society. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her sisters, Grace Carravetta and Mary Parsons; and sister-in-law, Betty George. Aunt Kitty is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews and other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Steve George and James George; and brothers-in-law, Frank Carravetta and Kenneth Parsons.

Funeral services will be held at the Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Road, Hwy 31, on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Ketchum officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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