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Hilbern Lyle Stillberger

June 10, 1935 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Hilbern Lyle Stillberger, 87, of Findlay, died at the Blanchard Valley Hospital on September 19, 2022 with his family by his side.  He was born in Findlay, Ohio on June 10, 1935 the son of the late Max and Dorothy (Huston) Stillberger.  On July 13, 1957 he married Nancy Lee (Schlumbohm) Stillberger who survives in Findlay.

Survivors include his children, Terence (Carlene) Stillberger, Christopher (Ida) Stillberger, Susan (Craig) Marks, and Julie (Terry) Geisler.  His grandchildren, Jessica Schwartz, Laurie Sadler, Lisa Simon, Ashley Benedict, Shelby Cumberledge, Madison Marks, Rachael Geisler, Jack Geisler, and Teddy Geisler.  His great grandchildren, Carlee Simon,  Kaylee Simon, Spencer Sadler, Hudson Sadler, Avery Benedict, Andrew Benedict, Rowan Cumberledge, and Beckett Cumberledge.  Also surviving Hilbern are his siblings, Karen (Bob) Bash, Cheryl Snellgrove and Jane (Damon) Davenport.  Preceding him in death were his parents, and a brother-in-law, Bill Snellgrove.

Hilbern was employed at Dow Chemical as a millwright and journeyman for 35 years, retiring in 1995.   His memberships included Powell Memorial United Methodist Church, and the American Legion.  He served his country in the United States Army, serving for two years in Germany. He also enjoyed eating out, playing cards, music, classic cars, and farming.

Friends and family may call at the COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9-11 a.m.  Graveside services will take place at Benton Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh Bowland officiating. The Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will accord full military honors.  Memorial contributions may be directed towards Powell Memorial United Methodist Church.  Online condolences may be expressed at


September 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
205 W. Sandusky Street
Findlay, OH 45840

Graveside Service
September 24, 2022

11:30 AM
Benton Ridge Cemetery


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