We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Blane Scott Hillman, age 54, of Galien, Michigan died peacefully Friday, June 24, 2022.
His life began December 18, 1967, in Michigan City, Indiana, the oldest of two children, born to Kenneth and Diana Hillman. He married the love of his life, Angela M. Williams September 12, 2020, in New Carlisle, Indiana.
Blane loved his family and treasured his beloved dog, Bella. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. There was no place he would rather be than out in the woods or on the lake, getting this passion from his father. He was a huge University of Michigan, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fan, and loved his fantasy football teams. Blane and his wife Angela fell in love with Florida on their trips there. He was raised and lived most of his life in the Three Oaks community where he was a 1986 graduate of River Valley High School. When he was younger, he enjoyed playing volleyball, baseball, and running cross country. He loved watching his children and grandchildren’s sports games and even coached some of their softball teams. During his children’s high school years, he was involved in many of their school events, including serving on the River Valley School Board. He enjoyed building and flying rockets with his daughter Abbie, and fishing with his daughter Joan. He loved a good debate about sports, politics, or any subject he was passionate about. Everyone will remember his sense of humor, which he maintained until the end. In his spare time, Blane started his own business called FUBAR’s Custom Trolling Spoons. He had a love for cooking and smoking meats. He worked as an Aquatics Applicator for Pinecrest Tree Farm and drove “Big Red” during the Christmas tree season.
Blane will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Angela M. Williams of Galien; four daughters, Abbie Hillman of South Bend, Joan (Will) Kerber of Benton Harbor, Beca Wieczorek of New Buffalo, Emily Wieczorek of Three Oaks; two sons, Joshua Wieczorek of Niles, Ethan Wieczorek of Galien; nine grandchildren; his parents, Kenneth and Diana Hillman; his mother-in-law, Deb Kizer of Three Oaks; his father-in-law, Tim Williams of Three Oaks; one sister, Shannan (Jim) Wagner of Jones; one sister-in-law, Taylor Mielke; two brothers-in-law, Adam (Jen) Williams, Timothy (Dawn) Williams of Three Oaks; three aunts, Sally Bowman of Georgetown, Kentucky, Nancy Pike of New Carlisle, Indiana, Brenda Phillips of St. Joseph; one uncle, Michael Irvin of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and uncles.
Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022 in the American Legion Randall Couchman Post 204, 204 West Linden Street, Three Oaks.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Blane be made to Berrien County Cancer Services, 3900 Hollywood Road, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.