Lester L. Hill, 98, of Fremont, OH passed away with his family by his side on Friday, July 07, 2017 at Valley View Health Campus. He was born on May 29, 1919 in Coal City, IN, the son of Leslie L. and Nell (Mabrey) Hill. He was a 1937 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Lester married Jennie Sipsma on February 24, 1945 in Tiffin, OH and she survives. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from February 27, 1945 to October 23, 1946 and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon; WWII Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal-Japan.
Lester worked for the Gottron Brothers and then at Herbrand for fifteen years until they closed. He also worked at People’s Elevator and Crown Rubber. Lester then worked at Whirlpool Corporation for twenty years until he retired in 1984. Lester was also a lifelong farmer. He was a longtime member of First United Church of Christ and loved cutting wood, farming and going to the fair. Lester loved to travel, having visited Hawaii and the Netherlands. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Lester is survived by his wife of seventy-two years, Jennie Hill, Fremont, OH; children, Michael (Viki) Hill, Fremont, OH, Edwin (Patricia) Hill, Lindsey, OH and Thomas (Marsha) Hill, Oak Harbor, OH; son-in-law, Lynn Kaiser, Fremont, OH; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Nancy Kaiser and brother, Harold Hill.
Visitation: Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 11:00 am at First United Church of Christ, 1500 Tiffin Rd, Fremont, with one hour of visitation at church prior to the service. Pastor Nancy Smith will officiate.
Burial: Four Mile House Cemetery
Memorials can be made to First United Church of Christ
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hill family!
May he RIP!
Rick and Cyndi Walters
Jennie, Lynn, Mick, Ed, Tom and families,
So sorry for your loss. I wil especially miss Uncle Buster at the fair. He was a fixture there for many years.
Rick and Cyndi Walters
Lou Ann (Van Ness) Booze
Dear Hill family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Lester will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Please accept my sincere condolences.
We are so sorry for your loss. Lester was a gentle and genuine man. He used to pop into the courthouse about once a month just to say hi, always smiling. He was a wonderful man and we know you will miss him dearly…… treasure your many memories. Our sincere sympathy………Gary and Mary Jeanette
I pray that all of you will feel God’s grace in your lives during this most difficult time. Mr. Hill was a true gentleman, and will be missed by many people. You are in my prayers.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Love to all of you