Jason G. Hillman, 51, of Essex, Iowa entered into eternal rest on Saturday October 29, 2022 at his home in Essex at the age of 51 years, 9 months, and 10 days.
Jason Gregory Hillman was born January 19, 1971 in Fairfield, Iowa the son of David Michael and Genevera Marlene Hillman. Jason spent most of his life in the South English, Iowa area. Jason graduated from English Valley High School in North English, Iowa with the Class of 1989. He attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa in 1993. Jason was a member of the North Keokuk County Fire Department. He worked at Kinze Manufacturing following high school. He left there and pursued a career in autobody mechanics, working at Gretter Motor Company until 2014 when he relocated to Essex, Iowa to farm.
He enjoyed anything with wheels, playing in the dirt, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his father David Hillman; grandparents Marvin and Doris Hillman, and Floyd and Mildred Wagoner.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Genevera Hillman of Essex, Iowa; sister Melaine (Ryan) Malloy of Williamsburg, Iowa; niece Blaire Malloy of Williamsburg, Iowa; several uncles, aunts, cousins and a loyal crew of friends from South English, Iowa.
A celebration of life memorial service for Jason will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 1:30 pm at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah with Pastor Jerry Wagoner officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place in the Essex Cemetery. Memorials are being directed to the North Keokuk County Fire Department or to the Clarinda Lutheran School in Jason's name.