Roger Henry Hill, 83, of rural Leland was called to his heavenly home with the Lord on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Hospice of North Iowa, Muse Norris Inpatient Unit in Mason City, with loving family at his side.
A Celebration of Life service with family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St., Forest City, Iowa with Rev. Wayne Halverson of the Forest Lutheran church officiating. Private family committal of cremains will be held at West Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Leland at a later time.
Roger was born to Jester S., and Viola D. (Dakken) Hill in Neils Spur (rural Leland, Iowa) on August 11, 1933. Roger was baptized and confirmed at the West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Leland.
Roger attended country school, graduating from Forest City High School in 1951.
Roger married Dorothy L. (Anderson) on June 7, 1953. To this union were born three children, Larry, Debra and Randy.
Roger farmed for 64 years in rural Leland (proud to own the family Century Farm), worked at RTA Harrison Telephone Company, Leland Manufacturing and Winnebago Industries. He also served on boards at his church, the Winnebago County drainage district and the Winnebago County Planning and Zoning Commission, AAL Lamplighter, Ambassador at Mercy Hospital, and various other volunteer jobs.
Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, his cat “Soda”, watching RFD-TV, reading, traveling, “old time” country music, dancing, attending his monthly classmates breakfast and a good joke or story. His favorite was time spent with his family.
Roger is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Hill, rural Leland, son, Dr. Larry D. (Dr. Rebecca) Hill, Thompson and daughter, Debra Buffington, Forest City. Six grandchildren, Bradley (Stephanie) Buffington, Brian (Tora) Buffington, Carrie (Alex) Carris, Dr. Christopher Hill, Jennifer (Jason) Sheehan and Stephanie (Juan) Bernal. Sixteen Great-Grandchildren, Laura, Hannah, Jacob, Alyssa, Caleb, Carson, Connor, Cole, Samantha, Tyler, Natalie, Casey, Benjamin, Gabriel, Carter and Elijah and Isaac, Brother, Dennis (RoseAnn) Hill and family, Sister-in-law, Arlene (Bernard) Flugum and family, Sister-in-law, Kay Anderson and family, niece ReNae (Hill) Kern and family; nephews, Kevin Hill and family, Randy J. Hill and Mark Haugen and family.
Roger is preceded in death by his son, Randy S. Hill; his parents, Jester and Viola Hill, his in-laws, Gilmer and Annette Anderson, brother and sister-in-law, Jerald and Mavis Hill, sister-in-law, Gloria Haugen and brother-in-law, Gordon Anderson Sr., Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Diane Steele and Vicki Hill and many cousins.
He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him