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Dr. Jan Kenneth Hilliker, 74, of Danville, PA, peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord.

Updated: Apr 1


 


 

Update: Gifts in memory of Dr. Jan A. Hilliker, MD may be made online at the link below.

Link to Memorial donations page: https://csgiving.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=3013

 

Original Obituary:

Dr. Jan Kenneth Hilliker, 74, of Danville, PA, peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA. He was born January 9, 1948, in Shawano, Wisconsin, the son of the late Kenneth and Joyce Wagester Hilliker.


He is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Katherine B. Wolfe Hilliker of Danville PA. They were married June 5, 1993


Jan graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree and his Medical Degree. He served his internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville PA from where he was employed as a Neuro-Ophthalmologist and later practiced Neuro-Ophthalmology in the Lewisburg area, from where he retired in 2008. He returned to Geisinger Medical Center as a mentor to residents in the Ophthalmology Department, retiring in 2020.


He was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton PA where he served with the Stephen Ministry and was a member of the Worship Team.


Jan was an accomplished and talented pianist and delighted many with his playing. He enjoyed traveling with his family and was an avid reader.


Throughout his professional career, he established himself as a man of integrity, honesty, and intelligence with an unparalleled work ethic and concern for his patients. He was a quiet considerate man with a generous and kind spirit and was a tremendous blessing to all who knew him.


Jan’s faith and family were the foundation of his life. He was a role model, mentor and friend who will be greatly missed. His absence in this world will be felt, but the richness with which he lived by blessing his family, patients, colleagues, and friends will never fade.


In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son, Zachary S. Hilliker and his partner, Lisa Angilletta of Oaklyn NJ. He is also survived by two daughters: Lauren B. Walker

and her husband Michael of Ridgefield CT and Kaitlin E. McKnew of Danville PA. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jake Derek Walker, Ava Jane Walker, Bennett Wolfe Walker, Greyson Robert Walker, Derek Jan Hilliker and a new sibling to be welcomed in the month of September. Also surviving is one brother Kim Hilliker and his wife Mary of Kamuela Hawaii and two sisters: Rebecca (Rich Nelson) Hilliker of Cheyenne, WY, and Jill Martin and her husband Andy of Marshfield, WI.


He was preceded in death by the untimely death of his son, Derek Hilliker at the age of 19 in 1997 and one sister Dana Kay Hilliker in 2012.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jan’s Life to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Christ Wesleyan Church in the Davis Chapel 363 Stamm Road Milton PA at 11:00 AM with his pastor, with the Reverend Ken Paulhamas officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM. Interment will be private at the Columbarium in Odd Fellows Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in Jan’s name may be made to the Community Giving Foundation: Danville (memo: Jan A. Hilliker, MD), 725 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603.


Gifts in memory of Dr. Jan A. Hilliker, MD may also be made online at the link below.

Link to Memorial donations page: https://csgiving.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=3013


Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


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