THOMSON—John E. Hill, 64, of Thomson, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa.
John was born July 19, 1955, in Clinton Iowa, the son of George and Betty (Kruse) Hill. He attended Fulton schools, graduating with the Class of 1973. On Sept. 6, 1975, John married Laurie Sour, and together the two went on to have two children.
John dedicated 30-plus years of his life to working for Chemplex in Clinton, most recently named Lyondell Basell. After his retirement, he became a home and property inspector.
John was an avid golfer and a member of Oakville and Lake Carroll country clubs. He enjoyed keeping busy, whether it was carpentry, fixing and tinkering with things around the house, or serving as "parks and recreation manager" (as he put it) of his property.
But most of all, John loved spending time with his family. Family trips to Florida and Disney World were always a favorite, and he adored every minute he could spend with his grandchildren.
John will be dearly missed by his wife, Laurie; his sons, Jason (Laura) Hill of Mount Carroll and Scott (Stacy) Hill of Thomson; his five grandchildren, Allen, Olivia, Deacon, Kylie and Dillon; his three brothers, Dave (Gini) Hill of Clinton, Iowa, Jim (Cindy) Hill of Clinton, Iowa, and Mike (Karen) Hill of Albany; his sister Lisa Hill of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pam Hill.
Cremation rites were accorded. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Church of God in Mount Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in John's name.