Jerry Chester Hilton was born July 22, 1948, to Chester and Helen (Voss) Hilton in Pisgah, Iowa. He attended school in River Sioux, Little Sioux, Modale and graduated from Mondamin High School in 1967. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he earned the Bronze Star. After his honorable discharge Jerry worked at Jensen Construction, American Beef Packers, McDonald's, and Negus Construction. Jerry began at Union Pacific Railroad in 1996, and worked there for 19 years. Jerry also helped his brother with his roofing business, Larry's Roofing. On December 29, 1967, Jerry married Helen Zieons at the Church of Christ in Mondamin.
Jerry loved Corvettes, Mustangs, boating and motorcycles. He liked to attend car shows, and take their Corvette to shows. Jerry enjoyed coaching his boys in basketball and followed his kids in all of their activities. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and following their activities too. He also enjoyed traveling and eating.
Jerry died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Rifle, Colorado at the age of 66 years, 11 months, and 11 days.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; and granddaughter, April Francine Hilton. He is survived by his wife, Helen Hilton of Council Bluffs, Iowa; five children, Trudy (Larry Cannon) Hilton of Omaha, Nebraska, Reuah (Curtis Gordon) Hilton of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Shane (Erica) Hilton of Rockwall, Texas, Justin (Tracy) Hilton of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Vicki (David) Kocour of Missouri Valley, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Larry (Barbara) Hilton of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two sisters, Gaylene (Terry) Woodward of Pisgah, Iowa, Janise (Mike) Richardson of Onawa, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
July 10, 2015