OBITUARY - HILDING RAYMOND SHUM
Hilding R. SHUM, 88, of Creston formerly of Ringgold Co., passed away May 20, 2008, at the Greater Regional
Medical Center in Creston. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, at the Powers Funeral
Home junction Hwys. 34 & 25 Creston. Rev. Clark FINEHOUT and Rev. Tom WOODIN will officiate. Burial will be at
Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be 1-8:00 pm Thursday, with family receiving friends
from 6-8:00 pm at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Military rites are by the Theodore J. Martens Post 1797,
Creston, VFW. Memorials may be directed to Greater Regional Hospice House and the McKinley Park Restoration.
Online condolences may be given under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com
Hilding Raymond SHUM, son of Grace (SPRING) SHUM and John Clarence SHUM, was born on January 5, 1920, in Burle
County, S.D. He was raised by his Uncle Claude and Aunt Lena SHUM. Hilding was educated in rural Burle Co.,
S.D. He moved to Iowa in 1937 and purchased land in Ringgold Co in 1940. In 1942, he was drafted into the
United States Army. He served during WWII in the South Pacific area under Gen. Douglas MacARTHUR.
On April 9, 1949, he married Evelyn Arlene BLACK in Clearfield and they were blessed with 3 daughters; Linda
Lea, Janet Eileen and Sandra Lynn. Hilding farmed in Ringgold County from 1948 to 1978, until retiring and
moving to Creston. They enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends, camping and spending winters in
Arizona and Texas, where they acquired many new friends. Evelyn died on June 30, 1995.
On June 9, 1996, he married Florence (WALTERS) FRANTZ in Creston. In 1999, they moved to Mission, Texas. In
2005, they moved to the Summit House in Creston. Hilding was a member of the First United Methodist Church,
Creston VFW and Disabled American Veterans. He was a 62 year member of the American Legion, 60 year VFW member,
a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Clearfield.
Survivors include his wife, Florence SHUM of Creston; three daughters, Linda (husband Bill) CLARK of Creston,
Janet (husband Jeff) HALEY of Grinnell, and Sandra (husband Dave) ANDERSON of Rapid City, S.D.; 8 grandchildren;
19 great grandchildren; five step grandchildren and one step great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Hilding was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Evelyn, six brothers and three sisters.
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