Hamilton County


Neel Franklyn Hill




Neel Franklyn Hill was born Sept. 12, 1921 to Kenneth James and Lila M. Neel Hill. He died Dec. 13, 1995 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Neel served with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Dec. 15, 1995

Neel Hill, 74, Webster City, died Dec. 13, 1995, in Harlingen, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 0 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanhope, with Rev. Tim Maybe officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 191 of Webster City. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home until 9 a.m. Saturday, when the casket will be taken to the church.

Neel Franklyn Hill, son of Kenneth and Lila Neel Hill, was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Webster City. He attended school in Stanhope and also attended Webster City Junior College. During World War II, he served four years with the U.S. Coast Guard. On April 6, 1946, he married Thelma Johnson. The couple farmed near Stanhope until his retirement in 1988. He was also employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as district director of A.S.C.S., retiring in 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Hill, Webster City; daughter and son-in-law, Neela and Robert Kottmeier, St. Louis, Mo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Linda Hill, El Paso, Ill., Kenn Hill, Altoona, Kirk and Greta Hill, Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; brother, Gene Hill, Ankeny; and sister, Mary Davis, Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Hill.

Mr. Hill was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Stanhope, American Legion Post No.. 191, V.F.W. of Clear Lake, Elks Lodge of Harlingen, Texas, and a former committee member of the State A.S.C.

Source: ancestry.com