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Edward G. Hill

Ed passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022 in Allegan.

He was born July 13, 1931 in Kalamazoo, the son of Theodore and Mildred (Williamson) Hill. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For almost 43 years Ed worked for James River until his retirement in 1993. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, photography, woodworking, shooting skeet and playing the guitar and organ. On November 16, 1951 in Cannonsburg, MI he married Beatrice Lewis who preceded him in 2021.

Surviving are his children, Edward (Ann) Hill Jr., Ronald (Char) Hill, Debbie Marculis and Gene Hill all of Otsego; 10 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren and sister, Nyla (Paul Ullrey) Merrill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother, Theodore Hill Jr.

Friends may visit with Ed’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Monday, January 2, 2023, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Ed’s sister, Nyla Merrill officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice


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Barbara Blanchard

December 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm

Ed, Ron, Deb and Gene I’m sorry to hear about your Dad passing. He was the best hayride driver ever….not his fault Ricky Banks fell off and got ran over by the wagon! I don’t think Ricky felt it anyway, he got up and climbed back on. Many great campfires too. How fast the years roll by, but those memories last a life time and beyond. Your Dad and Mom had a good life here on Earth, now they’re together with our Lord for eternity. I hope this brings you peace. Take care.


Mrs. Jim (Patti) Hewitt

December 30, 2022 at 9:17 am

Am very sorry for your loss. In looking at his pictures he reminds me of the actor, the late Walter Brennan. I didn’t know him, nor have I ever met him, but am sure he had the good sense of humor that his sister Nyla Merrill has. Hugs to family and friends.


Tammy Pfau Leonard

December 30, 2022 at 10:38 am

Praying for all left behind to cherish the memories


Diane Groh

December 30, 2022 at 11:04 am

Sorry for the families loss. He was always a joy to talk to. He sure enjoyed his cabin in the woods.


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