Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. Pastor Daniel Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Charles was born on Nov. 14, 1915 to Henry and Sophie (Specht) Hill. He was united in marriage on Dec. 11, 1935 to Mary Frances Barlow in Storm Lake. He farmed in O'Brien County for a short time and then farmed south of Aurelia, for many years until he moved to Littleton, Colo. in 1967 to work for South Suburban Parks & Recreation. He retired in 1981 and relocated to El Dorado Springs, Mo. and returned to Iowa in 2005. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, El Dorado Springs Municipal Golf Course and also the Lions Club in El Dorado Springs. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, square dancing, trap shooting, and was active in church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2001, an infant daughter Marilyn, a brother Jim Hill, and three sisters: Eleanor Swenson, Arlene Jurgensen and Marjorie Rahbaugh.
He is survived by his five children: Carol Otto and her husband Leon of Centennial, Colo.; Jim Hill and his special friend Joyce Leckband of Paullina; David Hill of Kenyon, Minn.; Dianne Lyons and her husband Roy of Middleburg, Fla.; Duane Hill of Cherokee; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and nine great great-grandchildren.