Arie Hilt

November 22, 1935 - March 18, 2017


Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will precede the service at the church beginning at 5:30pm.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, March 21st at Canton United Methodist Church.

Arie Hilt paper picMarinus “Arie” Hilt, age 81, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Good Samaritan Center.  Memorial services will begin at 7pm on Tuesday, March 21st at Canton United Methodist Church.  Visitation, with family present, will precede the service at the church beginning at 5:30pm.

Arie was born on November 22, 1935 in California to Charlie and Josina (VandeKieft) Hilt.  He spent his childhood years in California.  The family moved to rural Inwood, Iowa.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  On June 6, 1958 he was united in marriage to Beverly Breen in Canton SD.  He resided in rural Canton until moving to the Good Samaritan Center in November 2016.  Arie spent most of his working years at the Farmers Coop Oil in Canton, as the propane man.  He enjoyed farming the family farm until retirement.   He loved cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; daughters Charlotte Farnsworth and Julie Oppold ( Bill Knutson) all of Canton;  son, Dale (Joanne Kuusela) of Sioux Falls, 8 granddaughters; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charlie (Pearl), John, and Raymond (Greta) all of Canton;  sister Betty (Ken) Garcia also of Canton; along with many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 infant children.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Canton Love Inc. or Canton Ministerial Association.

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  1. Sending my Love and Prayers to all Family and Friends. We shared cooking hints at Plums. Your family is very close to my heart. Loved his jokes! Hugs!

  2. I am so sorry to read of the loss of your special loved one. Arie was always good to visit with and he willingly share the efforts of his hobby. I’m sure you have very special memories to cherish of his past.
    You have my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to your loss. In sympathy, Dr Janell Beck

  3. Deeply sorry for your loss. Am here for you if you need anything. Prayers for you and family

  4. Bev and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tony and Chris Pick