Peggy Hillman

Peggy Hillman- daughter of Anita and James Hillman and survived by husband Herbert Kirst, sisters Barbara and Carol Hillman and many cousins and friends-was a wonderful woman. She was a retired labor lawyer who cared about her clients. When Peggy represented the Meat Cutters and Packinghouse Workers, she worked for a time in a meatpacking plant so she would know what it was like. She was the original lawyer for the women’s labor organization, Women Employed. Peggy also represented members of the Teamsters Union, members of the United Mine Workers and the Illinois Nurses’ Association. She was also involved in several political campaigns. Peggy, like her late father, enjoyed athletic endeavors. She was an avid hiker, bicyclist and runner. She always performed well in the many half-marathons in which she participated. She was also, like her father, an ardent traveler. She hiked in New Zealand and Turkey, and with her husband, took numerous bike trips, including one in Southwestern France. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Planned Parenthood or Women Employed. The family will be receiving condolences at the home of Barbara Hillman on Sunday, September 6th from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Those wishing to sign Peggy’s guestbook may do so online at Arrangements entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services 269-556-9450. 

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