CARL MARVIN HILL, 97 ROCHELLE - Carl Marvin Hill, 97, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home. Carl was born February 16, 1917, near Creston, IL to Oscar C. and Olive A. (Ravnaas) Hill. He married Marie Jose Brown on April 11, 1953, in Lee, IL. He was a baptized, confirmed member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Lee. He graduated from Rochelle Township High School and was awarded the Silver R. Carl was a lifelong farmer in the Creston area. He was drafted into the Army of the United States on June 23, 1941. He was commissioned as an officer on June 5, 1942, honorably discharged with the rank of Captain on January 26, 1946, having been awarded 7 medals, the Bronze Star Medal and 5 Campaign Medals. Carl was President of the Rochelle Community Hospital Association Board, 1975 Rochelle Community Leader of the Year, Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, Vice President of the Northern Illinois Synod ELCA, a member of numerous school, community and Farm Bureau boards and a scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of America. Carl is survived by his wife, Marie; sister, Ruth Cornils; brother, O. Donald Hill and four children, Paul, Mark (Dee), Beth (William) of California and Ann of Colorado; seven grandchildren, Steve Hill, Amy (Tyler) Swinson, Brittany (Aaron) Samp, Benjamin Hill, Hannah Page Moeller, Sydney and Georgia Brookstein; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Reagan Samp. Carl was preceded in death by his brothers, Orson and Arvene Hill; sister, Ann Ohlinger; and infant daughter, Carla Jo. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 19 Perry Rd, Lee IL, with Pastor Craig Nelson officiating. Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Cremation rights will follow the funeral. Military honors will be provided by the Eastern Lee/Ogle Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home or Calvary Lutheran Church Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 7 to June 8, 2014