ROCHELLE – Carl Marvin Hill, 97, of Rochelle, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home.|
Born Feb. 16, 1917, near Creston, to Oscar C. and Olive A. (Ravnaas) Hill, Carl married Marie Jose Brown on April 11, 1953, in Lee.
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 U.S. Army on June 23, 1941. He was commissioned as an officer on June 5, 1942, honorably discharged with the rank of captain on Jan. 26, 1946, having been awarded seven medals: the Bronze Star Medal and five 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; 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; and 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.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 19 Perry Road, Lee, with Pastor Craig Nelson officiating. The 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 can be made to Serenity Hospice and Home or Calvary Lutheran Church.
Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 6, 2014