Harry F. Dill
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Services for Harry F. Dill (MSgt, USAF Retired) will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 in the chapel of John Kramer & Son, with Rev. Craig Scott officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, LA under the direction of John Kramer and Son. Full military honors will be provided by personnel of the United States Air Force.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014 and again from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 in the funeral home. A wake service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the funeral home.
Harry F. Dill, 94, of Alexandria passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at his residence.
He retired with a grade of Master Sergeant at England AF Base, September 1, 1971 and as a US Civil Service employee on March 31, 1986.
Born April 21, 1920 in Macon, GA, he grew up in Sarasota, Florida. Prior to entering the Army of the United States in 1941, he worked as a field laborer for seven months at a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp near Brooker, FL in central Florida. He was on active duty four years in the Army of the United States during World War II.
During his 27 years in the military, he earned the following awards: Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, USAF Good Conduct Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 5 Bronze Loops, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Japan Occupation Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 1 Silver Star, Air Force Overseas Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy Award Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship Medal, and United Nations Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Fusako Kimura Dill, a native of Nagano Prefecture, Japan, who earned and was granted the distinction of Naturalized American Citizen, December 14, 1965; two sons, Harry F. Dill Jr., Houston, TX. and Joseph P. Dill, Pineville, LA., two daughters, Mary P. Berlin, Jackson, MS. and Joyce F. Burge, Dry Prong LA; one brother, Charles L. Dill, Wauchula, FL.; three grandchildren, Jason T. Dill, Poplarville, MS., Jamie M. Dill Ledet, Destrehan, LA., William P. Berlin, Jackson, MS., three great-grandchildren, Brayden J. Ledet and Addisyn L. Ledet, Destrehan, LA., and Will Dill, Poplarville, MS.
Pallbearers honored to serve include: Harry F. Dill, Jr., Joseph P. Dill, Jason T. Dill, William P. Berlin, Jr., James L. Burge, Jason M. Ledet and William P. Berlin.
Donations can be made to Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE, 6810.
To extend online notes of condolences to the Dill family, please visit www.kramerfunerals.com.
Kramer Funeral Home
2905 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in The Town Talk on May 3, 2014