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Lloyd G. ‘Ike’ Hill

Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Lloyd G. “Ike” Hill, 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Lloyd was born in Spang Township, Minn., to Benjamin and Agnes Hill. He attended school in Wendigo and Grand Rapids. He served in the Army during World War II. Lloyd was united in marriage to Evelyn Erven on March 29, 1947. They moved to Sterling in 1948, where Lloyd was a steelworker at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. until retiring in 1980. 

He moved to Grand Rapids in 1983. Lloyd enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing solitaire, and was an avid cribbage player.

He is survived by two sons, Steven (Diana) Hill of Grand Rapids and Carl Hill of DeKalb; two daughters, Penny (Charles) Pelton of DeKalb and Rhonda Wilkinson of Elgin, 13 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn, in 2002; two great-granddaughters, Michaela Sasheen Hill and Kaatia Diane Crouse; five brothers, Tim, Louis, William, Charles, and Donald; and three sisters, Ida Kimberly, Shirley Mader, and Laura Foss.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Libbey Funeral Home in Grand Rapids. The Rev. Marva Jean Hutchens will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by Grand Rapids area veterans and the Minnesota National Guard. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

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