Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton

  • Born: November 26, 1948
  • Died: January 31, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Martha "Paulette/Punkie" Hilton age 70, of Holland, was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Paulette worked 15 years as a waitress at the Hitching Post Restaurant which she enjoyed immensely but chose to retire doing this only to babysit and hang with her beloved grandchildren. Her love was deep and great for ALL her grandchildren. They were her world and source of all her joy and happiness.

Paulette is survived by her husband, Wayne Hilton; children: Robert Hilton, Kim and Jeff Vesper, Monica and LJ Johnson; beloved grandchildren: Dustin Hilton, Keila (Calvin) Hilton, Kaydence Vesper, Summer (Michael) Hilton, Ryley Hilton, Gage Hudson, Chase Hilton, Cory and Daniela Hoggard, Kaleb Hilton, Jessica, Danielle; 6 great grandchildren; siblings: Deb and Keith Nagelkirk, JoAnn Shaw, Robert "Bud" Gann, Delbert Gann, Jimmie Gann; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by: Daughter, Melissa "Lisa" Hilton, Mother, Bonnie Brandt, Father, James Gann, Brother, James Richard Gann, and brother-in-law, Gene Shaw.

Visiting will be from 4-7pm on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th St. Holland, 49423. There will be additional visiting from 11:30am-1:00pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 followed by a funeral service at 1:00pm at Holland First Assembly of God, 1331 East 16th Street, Holland, 49423. Memorial contributions are to Holland First Assembly of God.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Paulette went to grade school with me.....and also made me the happiest camper when I frequented the Hitching Post Restaurant. May God's peace keep you in comfort in days to come.
She was and still is a wonderful woman!
Sally Scholten JOldersma
Cashier at Bibles For Mexico

Posted by Sally Joldersma - Holland, MI   February 07, 2019

Not once in my life did I heard a cross word from her and never felt less than welcome in her home any time night or day. I know she is missed moment by moment and day by day. Our condolences to the rest of the family. Much Love to you all. Billy, Keela, and Coen.

Posted by Billy Czerkies - Knoxville, TN - Family   February 05, 2019

Oh Aunt Punkie, how we will miss you! Uncle Wayne, Rob, Kim, Monica - all the kids - we love you all so much. Please know that we are holding you up in prayer during this time. Wish I was there with you.

Posted by Tracy Swager - GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Family   February 04, 2019

Our loss is still Heavens gain!
so many memories of Paulette from my dad taking me to the Hitching Post sitting at the counter while Paulette always smiling chatted up everyone. Always loved Paulettes happy attitude and kindness. Dad and Mom are thrilled to see her again as they are rejoicing in the presence of the Lord! Much love to Wayne and the family.

Posted by Ron Wilson - Holland, MI   February 04, 2019

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Paulette was a kind hearted and loving person. Just sad we lived so far apart it would have been nice to grow up around each other. I wish we could have made the services but I hope our flowers are pretty and make it there. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Love Brenda Sipa

Posted by Brenda Sipa - Jonesboro, AR - Family   February 03, 2019

Though saddened, we are eternally grateful that Paulette's life journey has landed her in a wonderful place. Our hearts grieve with the family and our prayers support them in this difficult time.

Posted by Wayne & Cindy Shabaz - FL - Friend   February 02, 2019

What a wonderful lady and so loved by her husband and family.I prayer the Lord will be your strength in your loss.

Posted by Deb Hansen - Holland Michigan   February 02, 2019



Posted by KATHY OLIVER - HOLLAND, MI   February 02, 2019

Thought and prayers with you all. God bless you all and give you peace.

Posted by Wanda Biggers - Angleton, TX   February 01, 2019

Paulette was one of a kind and loveable. Down to earth and real. My heart goes out to all the family's heartache. God's comfort.

Posted by Renee Hibma - Breedsville, MI - Friend   February 01, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of the family in my prayers.

Posted by Linda Oetman - Holland, MI - Family Friend   February 01, 2019


Posted by KATHY OLIVER - HOLLAND, MI - Friend   February 01, 2019

DDorever loved never forgotten best sister and mother ever

Posted by Delbert "Del" Gann - Holland, MI - Sister   February 01, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss your in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Patricia Barron - Pace, FL - Friend   February 01, 2019

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Though saddened, we are eternally grateful that Paulette's life journey has landed her in a wonderful place. Our hearts grieve with the family and our prayers support them in this difficult time.