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Lowell D. Hills

Monday, December 17, 2007

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Lowell D. Hills
Lowell Hills, 85, of Aurelia, passed away on Dec. 10, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee Funeral services will held Dec. 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia with Pastor Harold Werley officiating.

Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Military Honors were conducted by the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia and the Alta VFW.

Lowell DeVere Hills was born Jan. 14, 1922, the son of George and Blanche (Kesler) Hills in Storm Lake. He attended schools in Newell, Sioux Rapids, and graduated from Alta in 1942. In September 1942 Lowell was inducted into the United States Army being honorably discharged in October 1945 at the rank of Corporal. On July 26, 1942 Lowell married Bernadine Marie Mullins in Sioux Rapids. To this union three children were born, Mary Lou, L. Dean and Tim Hills.

Lowell worked in the telephone industry for 40 years. Managing at Linn Grove, Terril and for 31 years at Peoples Telephone Company in Aurelia, retiring on Jan. 14, 1987.

He served on Peoples Telephone Board of Directors, Aurelia City Council, Kiwanis, Aurelia American Legion, Alta VFW, past president of Aurelia Commercial Club, and served on the Aurelia Fire Department for 10 years. He was an active member of the Aurelia First United Methodist Church serving as head usher and on various church boards. His first love was his family and he always said his main hobby was his work. Another hobby was sports, sports and more sports.

Preceding Lowell in death were his parents, and his sister, Marjorie and her husband Warren Jimmerson.

Survivors are his wife Bernadine of Aurelia, daughter Mary Lou and her husband Greg Benberg of Johnston, two sons, L. Dean Hills Of Overland Park, Kan., and Tim and his wife Marsha Hills of Greenfield, Ind., six grandchildren Angie and her husband Ryan Young, Shawn and his wife Jodi Benberg, Jason and his wife B.J. Hills, Nicki and her husband Brian Sletten, Chad and his wife Jessica Hills, and T.J. and his wife Tina Hills, 15 great-grand children and sister-in-law Marjorie and her husband Marvin Holstein of Early,nieces and nephews and friends.