Juel S. Hilde, Jr.


Juel S. Hilde, Jr., 86, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 in Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.

Juel Stanley Hilde was born May 22, 1936 in Dewy Township of Walsh County, ND to Juel and Inez (Hjelvik) Hilde. He was raised and educated in Fairdale, ND, Grafton, ND and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. He continued his education at both Aaker’s Business College and at UND.

Juel started working for General Tobacco and Candy Co while in high school and following his education, he served in the U.S. Army for several years. After his honorable discharge, he returned to General Tobacco and Candy Co where he worked his way to Manager, and eventually owned the company until he retired in 1999.

Juel was known to enjoy his crossword puzzles, Great Danes, and cigars. He had the biggest heart, quite the sweet tooth, and a dry sense of humor. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Juel married the love of his life, Janet (Bina, Pearson) in 1991 and they were blessed with 30 wonderful years together. She survives along with son, Scott (Cathy) Pearson, and daughter-in-law Cathie (Grant) Schultz; grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Marty, Jeremy Pearson, Victoria (Nick) Holter, Joshua Pearson, Marcus Pearson, Bobby (Ashley) Pearson, Chantel Pearson, and Amanda (Taylor) Ortega; siblings, Eleanor Hendrick, Janice McGoven, Dianne (Darrell) Bratvold, Wayne Hilde, Dale (Diane) Hilde, and Tammy (Del) Shern; and several great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews who loved him greatly.

Juel was preceded in death by his parents Juel and Inez Hilde, son Rob Pearson, sisters Diane and Delaine Hilde, brothers-in-Iaw Philip Hendrick and Robert McGoven, sister-in-law Melanie Hilde, and nephews Paul Hilde and Steven Bratvold.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. Visitation will be for the hour before the service in the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks. Military honors will be provided by the North Dakota Army National Guard, The American Legion Post #157 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3817. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks.

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