Roy Hill, 70

Roy L Hill, 70, of Hansell, passed away at his home peacefully on January 10th, 2024.

Visitation will be held at Woodley Funeral Home and Crematory, Hampton, Iowa at 10:00am; funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 15th, 2024.  Private family burial will be at Graham Cemetery, Mingo, Iowa.

Roy Lee Hill was born November 9th, 1953, in Nevada, Iowa, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Smith) Hill.  He graduated from LDF High School in LeGrand with the class of 1972. Roy attended college at DMACC in Ankeny.

Roy was married to Kathy Muhlenbruch on June 29th, 1974 and 3 children (Robyn, Kelly, and Kyle) were born to this marriage. They later divorced.

Roy began his working career with Diamond Vogel and Sherwin Williams managing stores in the Marshalltown and Carroll areas.  In 1989 Roy, Kathy, and their children moved to their family farm northwest of Hampton.  He farmed for many years and was involved in the Franklin County Pork Producers.  Following farming Roy worked primarily in manufacturing and eventually found retirement work enjoyable with Mort’s Inc.  For the last 8 years Roy lived in Hansell.

Roy was an athlete when in school and passed along his love for sports and activities to his kids and grandkids.  He was always ready for a game of catch in the yard or a run to the corner and back.  Roy loved Hawkeye football, and he enjoyed spending time with friends and family watching the games, most notably a family trip to Florida to watch them play in a bowl game. Many will remember him sitting in his lawn chair over-looking Progress Park during T-Ball games or looking-on and cheering loudly during cross-country meets and trap shooting.  He loved helping his kids with home renovation projects, taking grandkids to activities, regularly went to band concerts, and was always willing to pitch in and help care for his family and their pets.

Roy had many travels to visit friends and family including a once in a lifetime trip to Norway in 1996 (corn was good that year!)  He especially enjoyed visiting Arizona, Texas, Washington (AAU Junior Olympics for Kyle’s 4x800 team in track), Alaska (he got to meet Santa Claus while Kelly was living in North Pole, AK), and Florida (several times to visit family).

Roy will be missed by his children: Robyn (Marcus) Hill-Kofoot, Hampton; Kelly (Larry) Bouchard, Jefferson; and Kyle (Kelsey) Hill, Cedar Falls. Four grandchildren -Peyton, Max, and Parker Kofoot, and Ivy Hill.  Three foreign exchange grandkids -Mohaymen Ghanayem from Libya; Anthony Karanu from Kenya; and Adia Coulibaly from Mali. His sister - Jean (Loyd) Wills, Haysville, Kansas; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Hill and sister Nancy.


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