Norbert J. Hiltner

Mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday, September 19, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, for Norbert J. Hiltner, 87, of Langdon.


Posted on 9/23/16

He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at his home in Langdon.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

Norbert was born June 18, 1929 at Mt. Carmel to Joseph and Barbara (Thome) Hiltner.  He attended school and then entered the US Navy. After returning from the Navy, Norbert was married to Lila Robeck on August 2, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minn.  He and Lila lived on the East Coast, Minneapolis and then made their home in Langdon where they raised their six children.  He was employed as a machinist and parts man at Universal Parts until his retirement. He loved bird watching, wild turkeys, the annual pheasant hunting trips, the bluegill fishing trips, and reaping the rewards of his son’s fishing. He enjoyed his walks up the frontage road where many people observed him on a daily basis and looked forward to having coffee with his neighbors and friends up at the Bread Pan almost every day.  He had a wonderful sense of humor, bantering with his many friends. He was also a life-long San Francisco Giants baseball fan. Above all, his prize possession was his family who came together on a regular basis to enjoy each other’s company. He was a faithful member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

Norbert is survived by his children: Lynda Hiltner (Dan Dunn) of Las Vegas, Nev. Gary (Janet) of Minot, Doug (Renee) of St. Michael, Randy (Kathy) of Devils Lake, Greg (Lauren) of Brandon, MB, Jeff of Jamestown; grandchildren: Misti, Toni, Cole, Kevin, Jamie, Lindsey, Ashley, Brock, Meghan, Ben, Mariah, and  Michael; five great-grandchildren; brother Sylvester (Cozy) Hiltner; sisters-in-law Carmen Hiltner and Joan Hiltner; and brothers-in-law Richard Robeck and Florus Robeck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lila, and siblings: Mary Ann, Mary Magdalen, Arthur, Joseph, John, Robert, George, Frank and Edward.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences are available at