Violette E "Vi" Hilla

December 5th, 1932 to October 14th, 2021

Violette Elaine “Vi” Hilla, 88, of Fort Gratiot, died Thursday, October 14, 2021.

She was born December 5, 1932 in Greenville, MI to the late Norvald and Vera Borgerson. She married Ronald C. Hilla on June 23, 1956 in Ypsilanti. He died March 11, 2020.

Vi was an avid golfer and was club champion at Verona Hills Golf Club for several years. She enjoyed baking, sewing and arts and crafts. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Jennifer (Steven) Ginther, Laura (Cliff) Leach, Stephen (Cheryl) Hilla and Jeff (Rae Anne) Hilla, ten grandchildren, Nathan Ginther, Nicole (Shane) Smith, Megan Leach, Brian (Britney) Leach, Kristen Leach, Sarah (Bryan) Strothmann, Anna Hilla, Caroline (Austin) Lawrence, Matthew Hilla and Michael Hilla; and seven great grandchildren, MacKenzie, Madelyn, Cooper, Henry, Eloise, Sloane and Jack.

Cremation has taken place.

Inurnment will be in the Allied Veterans Columbarium, Port Huron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice. To send condolences, visit

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