Dean W. Hiljus, age 77, of Mora died March 21, 2013 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 24th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. A time for visiting will be held from 3:00 P.M. until the service at 6:00 P.M. Interment will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
Dean William Hiljus was born August 16, 1935 in Grandy, Minnesota to Roy and Fern (Peterson) Hiljus. He was raised in the Isanti area. Dean worked at Joslyn Pole Yards and then at Bell Pole Yards for over 40 years between them. He has made his home in Mora for the last 20 years. Dean loved the outdoors and especially fishing and hunting.
Dean Hiljus passed away March 21, 2013 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 5 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; sister, Mary Ann; and three brothers, Duane, Donald and Richard.
Dean is survived by three sons; Kevin (Sandra) Hiljus of Cambridge, Dan (Linda) Hiljus of Pensacola, Florida, and Craig (Elise) Hiljus of Lindstrom; one sister, Yvonne Lambrecht of Sartell; three brothers, Ray (Bonnie) Hiljus of Laughlin, Nevada, Roger (Mary Joan) Hiljus of Cambridge, and Gerald Hiljus of Minneapolis; many grandchildren; four step-children, Marie (Les) Stokes of Circle Pines, Brenda (Scott) Kaliszewski of Princeton, Debra Stringfellow of Anoka, and Daniel (Rowena) Schaaf of Milaca, and their families; and by many other relatives and friends.