The Life of Martina Hilterbrand
Martina Hilterbrand, 82, a resident of Mentor for 47 years, passed away Thursday the 24th of March at her home. She was a beautiful soul who was most precious to anyone who knew her, especially her family. She loved baking, gardening, making quilts and cuddling her sweet Shih Tzu Buddy, who never left her side. She was a caretaker of many children over the years, and she was just as much a grandmother to them as she was to her own flesh and blood. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought great joy to her life and each and every one of them were very special to her. She is finally reunited with her husband, Clifford Hilterbrand, who passed away 11 years ago after 53 years of marriage. She is survived by her children, Yvonne (Larry) Burks, Clifford Michael Hilterbrand, and Tammie (Richard) Grechar; grandchildren, Jason (Kimberly) Ferris, Brandy (David) Huntington, Danielle (Donald) Jordan, Taylor Brott, Bethany Brott, Andrew Brott, Richie Grechar. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren, and her brothers, Leon Justice (Shelby), and Donald Justice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Hilterbrand; parents, Ray and Louise Justice and her brothers, Jim and Michael Justice. Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chesterland.