Donald Francis Hilby, 71, of Manchester, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester. Visitation and a Scripture service were held at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Burial was in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.
Donald is survived by his wife, Mary Hilby of Manchester; children, LaRae (John) Koopmann of Delhi, Joyce (Mike) Berg of Delhi, Rick (Roni) Berg of Delhi, Rick (Roni) Hilby of Manchester, Kim (Matt) Barber of North Liberty, and Jane (Jason) Groskurth of Dundee; eight grandchildren, Kali, Trevor and Trent Koopmann, Joshua, Hailey, Olivia and Ryan Hilby, and Zadok Barber; and brothers and sisters, Kenneth Hilby of Manchester, Iva (Harold) Sperfslage of Mesa, Ariz., and Gerald Hilby of Cedar Rapids.
Please sign the online guest book for Donald at www.murdochfuneralhome.com  under obituaries.