Lawrence J. “Larry” Hilty Jr., 67

Lawrence J. “Larry” Hilty Jr., 67, of Lakeview, died at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Auglaize Acres, in Wapakoneta. He was born on Nov. 13, 1946, to Lawrence J. and Marjorie M. (Nafziger) Hilty Sr., who preceded him in death. On Dec. 23, 1982, he married Wilma J. Bowersock and she survives in Lakeview.

Survivors also include two sons, Bob (Sharrie) May and Steven (Denise) May, both of Michigan, a daughter, Cynthia Sawmiller, of Convoy; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dan (Connie) Hilty, Dave (Jane) Hilty and Jon (Jill) Hilty; two sisters, Ruth Welty and Cathy (Norm) Stratford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Larry retired from Silgan Plastics in Ottawa after 25 years of service. He enjoyed traveling and especially camping.  He was an avid fisherman. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta. Pastor Dennis Schmidt will be officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Rita’s Hospice.

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