Kenneth L. Hill, 86, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the United Methodist Church of Anthon, Iowa. Rev. Sheryl Ashley officiated. Committal services followed in the Fairfield Cemetery (Rock Branch) of rural Correctionville, Iowa, with military rites conducted by the McNiff Unit 389 of the American Legion of Anthon, Iowa.
The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Kenneth L. Hill, the son of Lyle J. and Lola V. (Yockey) Hill, was born on August 28, 1930 in Anthon, Iowa. Kenneth graduated from Anthon High School with the class of 1949.
Shortly after graduation, Kenneth was drafted into the United States Army. Kenneth honorably served his country for two years during the Korean War. Upon being discharged, he returned home to Anthon, Iowa.
On June 6, 1954, Kenneth married Mary E. Livermore from Oto, Iowa, in the United Methodist Church of Oto. The couple were blessed with two children: Debra and Bryan.
Kenneth worked as a farm hand and a construction worker. He later worked for Woodbury County as an equipment operator maintaining Woodbury County gravel roads for 28 ½ years before retiring in 1995.
Kenneth enjoyed attending his son Bryan’s and his grandchildren’s sporting events, along with his wife Mary. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, being with his cats and dogs, and watching baseball. He was always there to lend a helping hand.
Kenneth was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Anthon, Iowa. He was a 50-year member of the Anthon American Legion and the local Masonic Lodge.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Hill of Anthon, Iowa; children Debra (Chauncey) Wilson and Bryan (Faye) Hill, all of Anthon, Iowa; grandchildren Jeffrey (Tara) Hill of Correctionville, Iowa; Jennifer (Beau) Hanson of Castana, Iowa; Rebecca Wilson of Sioux City, Iowa; and Anthony “Tony” (Torey) Hill of Kingsley, Iowa; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Eunice Clause of Anthon, Iowa; 2 nephews; and extended family and friends.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Lola Hill; great-grandsons Bryton and Brenden Hill; and his brother-in-law, Marvin Clause.