Jeffery T. Hilyard

March 4, 1978 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 43)


Jeffery T. Hilyard, 43, of Battle Creek died on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at his home.

Jeff was born on March 4, 1978, in St. Joseph County to William and Theresa (Thayer) Hilyard.  He graduated from Athens High School in 1998.  On June 18, 2019, he married Dana Hassenzahl in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Jeff was a Team Leader at Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek where he has been employed for the past 25 years.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, watching football games, and going camping.  Jeff really enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Dana; children, Kayleigh Hilyard, Cadence Hilyard, Emily Hilyard, Gracelyn Hilyard, Nathan Hile, Dakota Trimm, Bryce Trimm, Jade Brock, and Camren Brock; siblings William (Heather) Hilyard and Jenny (Bryan) Lewis.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family will greet friends from 2:30-4:30pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Memorial contributions in Jeff’s memory are requested to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE-Mid Michigan) at  Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.  Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at  

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Memorial Visitation
October 23, 2021

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015


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