EAST PALESTINE - Regis J. Hillenbrand, 96, of East Highland Avnue, died at 11:20 p.m., Saturday at the Salem Community Hospital following a recent illness.
Mr. Hillenbrand was born Oct. 18, 1916 in Negley, a son of the late Frank J. and Matilda A. (Ulbrich) Hillenbrand, and had lived his entire life in the area.
He worked as a bricklayer for 40 years, retiring in 1981 from Potter Construction Electric Furnace. He served our country in WWII as a member of the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific at Guadalcanal and was a life member of VFW Post #4579.
His wife, Helen L. (Lindsay) Hillenbrand, whom he married May 25, 1946, preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1986.
He is survived by his daughter, Regina L. Hillenbrand of Marion, Ohio; son, Edward R. Hillenbrand of Sidney, Ohio; sister, Carol Murray of Onalaska, TX; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Following his wishes, no calling hours or funeral services will be observed. Private burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home.