Peter J Hilzendeger

Peter James Hilzendeger passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2018, after a very brief battle with aggressive lung cancer. Pete was born July 15, 1945 in Edgeley, ND. His family farmed and after the sale of the farm moved to Aberdeen, SD after graduating in 1963 he joined the Navy, served three tours in Vietnam as a Boatsman 1st class, running river boats. After leaving the Navy he received a degree in law and justice. He served as a guard in the penial system and as a police officer in the Seattle area and Medical Lake, WA. After a few years Pete went into construction and then retired. He loved to fish, hunt, travel, camping and spending time with family and friends. Pete had eleven brothers and sisters whom all passed except for one brother Valentine (Dee). Surviving, he has a son Jason (Sandy), two step sons, Kevin and Kirk, two grandsons, Dylan and Mason, one granddaughter, Alizabeth, one step grand daughter, Elizabeth and a great granddaughter, Adalyn and many nieces and nephews. Pete leaves behind his wife Cheryl of 27 years. We will all miss Pete, but he is out of pain and at peace with the Lord. Per Peter’s request no services. Any donations please give to Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA in his name. Love to Pete “Today, Tomorrow, Forever”. To leave online condolences please visit our website at