Obituary: Charles Hiler, 74, of Hesperia

March 31, 2024

Charles Hiler

Charles “Chuck” Hiler, 74, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2024. He was born January 3,1950, in Fremont, the son of Clarence and Violet (Burden) Hiler.

Chuck grew up in Hesperia and graduated from Hesperia High School. During his time at Hesperia, he participated in football and track. After high school, Chuck found his way into a few other hobbies, such as golf, bowling, and even a baseball league. He also enjoyed playing video games from old school Mario Brothers to World of WarCraft.

In 2015, Chuck retired after 20-plus years of service with Elopak in New Hudson. At that time, he moved to his family property in Hesperia. Chuck spent much of his retirement cleaning up his family property. He prided himself in clearing it out and tending to it to create a better place for his family members to enjoy.

Chuck was a hard worker and provider, making sure his family’s needs were met, which brought him great joy and fulfillment. Chuck was not only passionate about providing for his family, but for others too. He had a large vegetable garden and he gifted much of his harvest to those in need within his community. He also spent a few years helping a friend with their youth outreach program. Chuck thoroughly enjoyed being able to make a difference.

Chuck is survived by: his wife, Beverley Hiler; daughter, Angela Stombaugh; stepdaughter, Amber Logusz; sisters, Arlene (John) Potter and Janet Wildfong; brother Clarence (Vicki) Hiler; 13 grandkids, five great-grandkids; as well as many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by: his mother and father, Clarence and Violet (Burden) Hiler; son, Craig Hiler; brother-in-law, Richard Wildfong; and brothers, Melvin Hiler and David Hiler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newaygo County Compassion Home, 20 South Stewart Avenue, Fremont, MI 49412, and/or to Corewell Health Hospice, 750 Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

A reception for friends and family will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Hesperia Chapel, 61 Hawley Street, Hesperia.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Hesperia Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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