John “Jerry” Hilf, the owner of Industrial Sales and Marketing (ISM), a manufacturers representative agency based in Brentwood, Mo. died Jan. 9th. He was 59.

Hilf, a well-known veteran of the distribution industry, established ISM 9 years ago.

He had previously worked in executive positions with the Abrasives Solutions Group, Garryson Corp. and Anderson Brush-Wilton Corp.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Karen (Stapf); his son, Jake and wife Angela; daughter, Emily and husband John; and son, Sam; grandfather to Morgan Mae; brother to Judy, Jim, and Jean(Patti).

Jerry was a graduate of Vianney High School and lifelong parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood, Mo. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 16th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Brentwood, Mo.

Contributions can be made to St. Mary Magdalen Capital Campaign.