Thomas H. Hilkey

Died Oct. 31, 2018


Thomas H. Hilkey, 82, of Prescott passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

He was born Jan. 9, 1936, in Detroit to the late Harold and Eleanor Hilkey. Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army. Thomas was a member of St. Stephen of Hungary Catholic Church in Skidway Lake, the Skidway Lake Moose Lodge, and the Mills Township Fire Department for 33 years where he was a former fire chief. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, and loved his dog Sam.

Thomas is survived by his children, Michael (Lorene) Saunders of West Branch, Larry (Cathy) Saunders of Gladwin, Derek (Grace) Saunders of Prescott and Lloyd (Jill) Saunders of Prescott; his sister, Nancy Franklin of Dearborn Heights; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathleen.

The visitation will take place Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, from 3-8 p.m. at the Prescott Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen of Hungary Catholic Church in Skidway Lake. Thomas will be interred beside his wife at the Mills Township Cemetery.

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