Guy Hill, 90, of Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, Ind., and formerly of Rochester, Ind., and Akron, Ind., passed away at 5:04 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, after being in failing health for 6 months.
He was born on July 16, 1923, in Kosciusko County, Ind., to Guy and Faudeline (Geiger) Hill. He was a graduate of Akron High School. He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Army where he was a recipient of 5 Bronze Stars. On July 27, 1947, at the home of Ralph and Marie Whittenberger, he was married to their daughter, Helen L. Whittenberger. She survives.
He was a grocer working for Kroger in Akron, Hungtington, Ind., and Rochester. After that he and his brother purchased Hill’s Farmers Market in Peru, Ind. Later, he bought a store in Akron. After selling the store in Akron he worked for Lance’s New Market of North Manchester, managing the meat market. He retired from Lance’s in 1989. He was a member of the American Legion of Rochester and as well as the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club. He loved playing cards and discussing politics but most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; daughters: Jane (Stephen) Henson, Galena, Ohio; Linda (Paul) Studebaker, Akron; a son: John E. Hill, Lafayette, Ind.; a sister: Betty Mahoney, Rochester; brothers: Bill (Mary) Hill, Peru; Dick Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren: Christopher, Kevin, Tadd, Brian, Bekah, Tim, Jennifer and Julie; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister: Esther Worl; a great-granddaughter; and a daughter-in-law: Rebecca Hill.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 W. Rochester St., Akron. Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the funeral home with Reverend Sue Babovec and Ted Cox officiating. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery with graveside military rites being preformed by the Fulton County Veteran Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice of charity.