Richard James Hill
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Richard J. Hill died peacefully at the age of 88 in Evanston, IL on May 15, 2020.

Richard was a loving husband, devoted father to his four children and grandfather of seven.

Raised on his family's farm in Alexander, IA, Richard graduated head of his high school class. He met his beloved wife Barbara at Iowa State University, where he graduated with an agricultural degree.

After service to his country, Richard started his successful career at Northwestern Railway. He later became Corporate Secretary at Northwest Industries.

In retirement he enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading, playing golf and bridge. He was an avid sports fan and volunteered at his church.

A private service for the family will be held.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on May 22, 2020.
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May 30, 2020
Hi Barbara. I lost Ralph in February. He used to talk about the fishing trips they shared. You are in my thoughts and prayers . Elaine Hogstrom
Elaine Hogstrom
May 24, 2020
Dear Barb and family - Wonderful memories over many years of happy social occasions and recreational involvements, highlighted by the deep water fishing outings he organized in Lake Michigan. If the next life involves fishing, Dick will know where to go and how to catch them. He will be missed, and remembered as a dear friend. Love, Dick and Betsy
Richard Rutledge
May 22, 2020
I worked with Dick for 15 years at NWI. He was a really nice guy and a true professional. Very sorry for your loss.
Daniel Casey
May 22, 2020
My heart goes out to the family.
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