Max E. Hilyard, 83, of Crooked Lake, Angola, IN, formerly of Decatur, IN, passed away peacefully at Parkview Regional Medical Center on Thursday, April 23, 2020 with his wife and sons by his side. He was born in Monroeville, IN, on April 4, 1937, the son of the late Paul L. and Norma I. (Roth) Hilyard. On July 16, 1960, he married Elizabeth A. Haugk.
He served his country from 1955 – 1959 in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a Division Manager for Aramark, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Angola Lions Club.
Max is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Hilyard of Angola; 3 sons, Dave Hilyard of Ft. Wayne, Jack (Cindy) Hilyard of Angola, and Tony (Nancy) Hilyard of Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Karen Hilyard of Decatur; 2 brothers, Leonard Hilyard of Chicago and Terry (Teresa) Hilyard of Brownsburg; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Bradley J. Hilyard and his brother, Jack Hilyard.
Due to Max’s wishes NO visitation of funeral service will be held at this time and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Missionary Church in Angola or Steuben County Humane Shelter.
Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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