Daniel J Hilton
July 21, 1955 - July 1, 2019
Daniel J Hilton
“Lieutenant Dan” Daniel J. Hilton, age 63 of Chilton died on Monday, July 1, 2019 at his home in Chilton. He was born July 21, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Concetta (Benevento) Hilton and Paul George.
Dan married Eleanor S. “Ellie” Deming on June 24, 1989 in Chilton, Wisconsin.
Dan was proud of where he lived and was very dedicated to his community. He served on the Chilton Fire Department for 27 years where he also volunteered as the arson investigator for much of his time on the department. He also offered 20 years to the citizens of Chilton as the 4th Ward Alderman. He currently was working for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Chilton and was known to be well versed in all makes and models of vehicles and the elements necessary to keep them running in peak performance.
Dan was an avid fan of Notre Dame and was also a fan of Chicago sports teams, most notably the Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks and wasn’t afraid to to mention his fandom to his many Wisconsin friends. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church and worked as CEO of Recliner Testing, Inc. Dan was a prolific artist who enjoyed drawing and found many ways to brighten someone’s day with his sketches.
Dan will fondly be remembered as a loving husband, an amazing father and father-in-law who loved his family and cherished each moment he could spend with those he loved and especially looked forward to his annual Father’s Day Golf Outing event with his children. Although soft spoken, Dan kept is witty sense of humor right up to the end.
Survivors include his wife: Ellie; his children: Stacy L. (John) Baaske, Jennifer Hilton, James (Sarah) Riedinger, Chris (Caroline) Hilton, Jason Hilton; 4 grandchildren: Natalie Schabach, Clark Hutcherson, Evan & Jenna Riedinger; and his siblings: Divi Zuriel, Greg Hilton, Lorraine Hilton, & Bill Hilton. He is further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son: Jeremy Pate-Hilton.
Funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
Ellie, I met Dan just recently and he loved the visits with my dog. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Ginny Laughrin and Rosie, the dog (visited at the nursing home) - July 8, 2019
Dan was a great champion for the City of Chilton, always caring about its citizens and its future. He's one of those great souls that you want in your community because his heart was into making it a better place for everyone.
Shawn Reilly - July 6, 2019
Ellie and family, I cannot express my sympathy in person because of a family memorial today. I'm keeping you all in my heart as you go through this difficult time.
Pat Miller (Friend) - July 6, 2019
I’m sorry to hear about Dan's passing. He took me under his wing many moons ago when I first started at Kaytee.
He was a great guy and will be missed by many.
Hugs to the Hilton family!
Stacey (Friend) - July 5, 2019
Dear Ellie,Chris,Stacy,Clark and Hilton family we are sending our heartfelt sympathy to you all on Dan's passing. We have such fun memories of when we were Columbia St Neighbors especially the Packer/Bears rivalry which alot of the times ended up with the switching of the flags in the dark of the night! Alot of fun giggles were had especially Dan's! Well now Dan and Bud can guard that Bears flag proudly! What a fun memory to have and love you all! The Muenster Clan
Kathleen Muenster (Columbia St Neighbors/friends) - July 5, 2019
Ellie and family, so sorry to learn of your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - July 3, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Chris and Ellie my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs and kisses to you all
Karen (friend of family) - July 3, 2019
Our condolences to Ellie, Clark and the rest of the Hilton family.
We will miss seeing Dan and his neighborly smile and wave.
Rest In Peace friend...
Jeff and Stephanie Lemke (Neighbor ) - July 2, 2019
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of Dan. I remember serving with Dan on the City Council for a number of years and always enjoyed his friendship. May God hold your family in His hands during this difficult period. A friend. Tom Cullen
Thomas G Cullen (Friend) - July 2, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Lots of fond memories of Dan in be in our hearts forever. Feeling grateful for the two parts pieces he made for Joe and me. True treasures.
Love and prayers for you all.
Joe and Valerie
Valerie Weidensee (Friend) - July 2, 2019
Hugs and prayers to you Ellie and your family!!!
Mary Geier - July 2, 2019
Sorry for your family loss
Lisa - July 1, 2019