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Patrick Earl Hilton, age 85, of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024. Born on January 27, 1939, in Aitkin, MN, Patrick was the beloved son of Ralph and Amanda (Landrus) Hilton.

Patrick attended Aitkin High School, where he graduated with the class of 1957. Following his high school years, he dedicated himself to serving his country by joining the military in 1962. While stationed in Saumur, France, he married the love of his life, Helen Hayes, on March 9, 1963. Patrick was honorably discharged as a Private First Class from the Army in 1964.

After his military service, Patrick pursued a career as an electrician and became a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 292. His commitment to his trade and his community was evident throughout his long and respected career.

Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Amanda Hilton, and his brothers, Jack, Donald, James, and Harry; and brother-in-law, Bill Jackson.

He leaves behind his cherished wife of 61 years, Helen; his loving children, Michael Hilton, Sheila (Bruce) Tanquist, Karen Olson, and Gerald (Amy) Hilton; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Jackson; brother, Robert Hilton; sisters-in-law, Ruth Anne, Carolyn, and Evelyn Hilton. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Interment will be held at a later date at Waukenabo Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

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  1. Lori Hilton

    I will miss him. He was one of the funniest guys around.
    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow💔❣️


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