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Norbert J. Hiltner

Norbert J. Hiltner, 87, of Langdon, ND passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at his home in Langdon.

Norbert was born June 18, 1929 at Mt. Carmel, ND to Joseph and Barbara (Thome) Hiltner. He attended school and then entered the US Navy. After returning from the Navy, Norbert was married to Lila Robeck on August 2, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN. He and Lila lived on the East Coast, Minneapolis and then made their home in Langdon where they raised their six children. Norbert was employed as a machinist and partsman at Universal Parts until his retirement.

Norbert loved bird watching, wild turkeys, the annual pheasant hunting trips, the bluegill fishing trips, and reaping the rewards of his son’s fishing. He enjoyed his walks up the frontage road where many people observed him on a daily basis and looked forward to having coffee with his neighbors and friends up at the Bread Pan almost every day. Norbert had a wonderful sense of humor, bantering with his many friends. He was also a life-long San Francisco Giants baseball fan. Above all, Norbert’s prize possession was his family who came together on a regular basis to enjoy each other’s company. Norbert was a faithful member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

Surviving Norbert are his children: Lynda Hiltner (Dan Dunn) of Las Vegas, NV, Gary (Janet) of Minot, ND, Doug (Renee) of St. Michael, ND, Randy (Kathy) of Devils Lake, ND, Greg (Lauren) of Brandon, MB, Jeff of Jamestown, ND; grandchildren: Misti, Toni, Cole, Kevin, Jamie, Lindsey, Ashley, Brock, Meghan, Ben, Mariah, and Michael; five great-grandchildren; brother Sylvester (Cozy) Hiltner; sisters-in-law Carmen Hiltner and Joan Hiltner; and brothers-in-law Richard Robeck and Florus Robeck. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lila, and siblings: Mary Ann, Mary Magdalen, Arthur, Joseph, John, Robert, George, Frank and Edward.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 3-5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Monday. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

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Jeff and Hiltner family sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You all are in my prayers.

Dennis Klein Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Norbert was such a good friend to our dad Emeric Metzger and we can't thank him enough for driving dad to many locations when he couldn't make some of those longer trips himself. We were so thankful for your kindness Norbert, may you RIP.

Colleen Metzger Spreckelmeyer Sep 19 2016 12:00 AM


GARY M. LUNDEEN Sep 17 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Uncle Norbert's passing, but glad he had so many good times with his family. I sure wish I could make it up to the funeral to see you all, and share in the many good memories that I am sure will be shared. I was sharing with my family how he went to most, if not all, of his boys baseball, football and basketball games. He was a great dad, and uncle! Glad I got to speak to him a few times these past few years, but sure wish I could have seen him, and all of you much more often. Miss the old Hiltner reunions very much still. You are all in our thoughts and prayers; have a great time celebrating his long life!

Don & Rory Hiltner & family Sep 16 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Norby's Family, I am shocked and very saddened to read of Norby's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him through Universal Parts and Ronda. He was such a kind, caring gentleman who always had a hug. I will miss him very much! Dear, Dear Norby may you rest in peace and our Good Lord's perpetual light shine upon you. God's Blessings.

Jane Hayen Sep 16 2016 12:00 AM

Norb, was a life time friend and role model for me. I want to wish his family my prayers and best wishes. I will miss my visits with Norb when ever I came to Langdon and I will never forget his acts of kindness when he visited me after my surgery & health struggles. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen. Mori Pung!

Morris Pung Sep 16 2016 12:00 AM

My Good Friend also a good employee who will be missed by many. Sorry to hear of his passing My Sympathy to the Family

Daniel Hoffarth Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM

Your dad was a good guy, new him a lot of years and always got along with him, going to miss him. Sorry for your loss.

Mike Kleinschmidt Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the Hiltner Family.

Mary Ann (Koukol) Kern Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM