Hills, Harold Arthur (1900 - 1978), Obituary, Clark Co., WI

Obit: Hills, Harold Arthur (1900 - 1978)
Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org



----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 19 Jul 1978


Harold Arthur Hills (16 Oct 1900 - 13 July 1978)


Harold Arthur Hills, 77, of 105 South Union St., Loyal, Clark County, died Thursday evening, July 13, 1978, while fishing near the Eau Claire River. Richard Schleifer, Clark County Deputy Coroner, ruled the death an apparent heart attack.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 16 at the United Methodist Church, Loyal. Mr. Hills was buried in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Sanford officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were Celen Gotter, Frank Schwanke, Bud Smith, Keith Zinsli, Neil Johnston, and Art Schuette.
Mrs. Connie Meyer was the soloist and Mrs. Julie Feldt the organist.

Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hills was born Oct. 16, 1900 in the Town of Loyal. He graduated from Loyal High School in 1920. On Aug. 14, 1920, he married Anna Grace Degen in Spencer, Wisconsin. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1970.

The Hills lived on a farm in the Town of Levis until moving to Loyal, where Mr. Hills was employed for 21 years by O. W. Trindal Co., the last year of which he was manager. He operated the H and H Oil Co. for five years in partnership with Harvey Gotter. He owned and operated the Loyal Freight Line for 15 years and drove a school bus for the Loyal School System for 24 years.

He was a member of United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge 335 of Loyal, serving several terms as master of the lodge and as treasurer. He was also a member of the Ear Claire Consistory.

Surviving are his wife one son, Dr. Eldon Hills of Ear Claire; one sister, Mrs. Gordon (Delana) Coates, Almond; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parent, five brothers and one grandchild.


Social Security Death Index

Given Name: Harold
Surname: Hills
Birth Date: 16 Oct 1900
State: Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence: Clark, Wisconsin
Previous Residence Postal Code: 54446
Event Date: Jul 1978


Biographical Information



Bio: Hills, Harold Arthur (1900 - 1978)


----Source: Rhinelander Daily News 16 Jun 1948

Alfred and Harold Hills of Loyal visited here with their brother, Walter Hills.


----Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune 10 Jan 1949


Mr and Mrs. Ceylon Gotter and daughter Donamae, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hills, Loyal, were Sunday guests at the Arnold Wicklund home.


Anna Degen Hills, the wife of Harold Arthur Hills, was born 4 Nov 1903 and died 2 Aug 1996.  She was the daughter of Fred & Bertha (Schoettler) Degen.  She married Harold 14 Aug 1920 and is buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Loyal, Clark Co., Wisconsin.



1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Wm J Hills Age: 29 Birth Date: Jul 1870 Birthplace: Wisconsin
Spouse's Name: Bertha Marriage Year: 1895 Years Married: 5
Home in 1900: Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin

Household Members
Wm J Hills 29 WI-NY-WI July 1870 Teamster
Bertha Hills 27 WI-Ger-Ger Feb 1873 2 of 2 children living
Paul Hills 2 WI-WI-WI July 1897
Calvin Hills 1 WI-WI-WI Dec 1898

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: William Hills Jr. Age in 1910: 38 Est. Birth Yr: abt 1872 Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin

Household Members: Name Age
William Hills Jr. 38 WI-NY-WI Farmer
Bertha Hills 37 WI-Ger-Ger m. 15 yrs, 6 of 6 children living
Paul Hills 12 WI-WI-WI
Calvin Hills 10
Harold Hills 9
Walter Hills 6
Alfred Hills 4
Charles Hills 2

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Bertha Hills Age: 46 years Est. Birth Year: abt 1874
Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Widow Home owned: Rent
Home in 1920: Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin

Household Members
Bertha Hills 46
Paul Hills 22
Calvin Hills 21
Harold Hills 19
Walter Hills 15
Alfred Hills 13
Charles Hills 11
Delana Hills 9



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