A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon for Ava M. Hiltner, 61, of Drayton, who passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Osnabrock, ND.
Ava was born November 11, 1958, in Cavalier, to Clarence and Florence (Lajimodinere) Denault. She grew up in various places and spent her summers in Langdon. She graduated from high school in New York. On July 2, 1977, she married Gene Hiltner in Langdon. She worked for various businesses in the area and, most recently, worked for Friendship in Grafton as a caregiver. Some of the things she enjoyed were ceramics, sewing, and spending time with family.
Ava is survived by her husband, Gene; daughter Cynthia Hiltner, Grafton, ND; son Aaron Hiltner, Forest River, ND; grandchildren: Acaydia, Kadyn, Emily, Leo, and Felix; sibings: Ellen Burks, Rose Denault, Wesley (Linda) Denault, and Nora (Brad) Schoenberg; sisters-in-law Ardy Denault and Dorothy Denault; brother-in-law Dennis Mikkelsen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in by her parents and siblings: Joe Denault, John (June) Denault, Clair Denault, Dora Johnson, Odell Grimm, Adrian (JoAnn) Denault, Theresa Brown, Geraldine Ridley, and Olivene Mikkelsen.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com