Dennis Hill, 1943-2017

After a long battle with cancer, Dennis Paul Hill, 73, of LaPorte, died peacefully Saturday, April 15, 2017, at home in his sleep during the early morning hours of his and Laura’s 45th anniversary.

He was born Aug. 5, 1943, in LaPorte to Woodrow and Dorothy Irene (Sult) Hill.

Dennis served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. In the 1970s he worked as a time clerk and later became a business owner, having owned two businesses. He was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church. Dennis loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

On April 15, 1972, in Knox, IN, he married Laura Johnson, who survives.  

Also surviving are his beloved children, Jeff (Lisa Moore) Hill of LaPorte and Denise (Ryan Stewart) Woods of LaPorte; grandchildren, Parker Hill of LaPorte and Tayler Woods, Emily Woods and Brock Stewart; brother, Tom (Edy) Hill of Lawton, OK; brother-in-law, Sheryl “Skip” Shipe of Mason, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janice Shipe.

A Celebration of Life Service with full Military Honors will be held at  6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Eddy Heavner officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Faith Baptist Church, 933 S. Nursery Rd., LaPorte, IN 46350; or the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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7 Responses to “Dennis Hill, 1943-2017”

  1. Robbie

    Apr 18. 2017

    Everyone at La Porte Community Federal Credit Union will truly miss seeing Dennis coming into the Credit Union. Every time Dennis would leave, he would tell us Merry Christmas. He will be missed by us all. We hope that the family finds comfort to deal with the loss of Dennis. We are here if you guys need us!!

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  2. Bette Conroy

    Apr 18. 2017

    Sorry for your loss Laura. May the Lord be with your family at this

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  3. Myrna Harder

    Apr 19. 2017

    So sorry for your loss. What a delight Dennis was every time I saw him. His smile was infectious. Hope you will have days to share your special memories soon!

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  4. Jeanne L Bennitt

    Apr 20. 2017

    Sorry for your loss of your Dad, Denise.

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  5. Rachel Anderson

    Apr 20. 2017

    Laura, sorry for your lost. I have know Dennis family for a long time.
    Remember memories are your best to hold on too. God will help you thru these difficult times too. Dennis is in peace without hurting any more too.

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  6. Amanda Million Humphrey

    Apr 20. 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  7. Larry & Debbie Patterson

    May 05. 2017

    Laura, Jeff & Denise,

    So very sorry for your loss. Remember fondly visiting with Dennis at the Mall and him teaching me Keno!
    RIP Dennis

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