Blanche Hilton, 90, Mitchell, SD died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Friday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, with a 7:00 PM prayer service.
Blanche Irene Hilton was born April 16, 1927 in Mitchell, SD to Bernie and Blanche (Brisbin) Haehner. She was raised and attended school in Alexandria, SD. She attended Methodist School of Nursing where she graduated in 1948. After graduation, she worked at hospitals in Madison and Mitchell before ending her career as a LPN Instructor at St. Joseph Hospital.
She married Earl Hilton on August 7, 1948 in Mitchell. The couple moved to Freeman for three years and Madison for six years. In 1960, they moved to Mitchell.
Blanche was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
She is survived by five children: Bob Hilton and wife Kathy of Sioux Falls; Jon Hilton and wife Elaine of Huron; Meredith McLeod and husband John of Pasco, WA; Don Hilton and wife Cherie of Black Hawk; Steve Hilton and wife Lisa of Piedmont; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a niece and two nephews, Barbara Haehner of Indianapolis, IN, Alan Haehner of Carmel, IN, and Jim Eyer and wife Shirley of Mitchell; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hilton on January 10, 2013; sister Mary Louise Eyer; and brother Carl Haehner.