Harold Hill, 74, died Nov. 21, 2019 at his home in Belmond. Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in Luick Memorial Auditorium at Belmond-Klemme High School.
Harold Aaron, son of Henry and Adelaide (Soma) Hill, was born in the Belmond Hospital on June 4, 1945. He graduated from Belmond High School in 1964 and attended college in Minneapolis and Webster City where he met his wife, Sheryl Ask.
Harold and Sheryl were married Aug. 4, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. They made their home on the Hill family farm where they raised three children. Harold was a farmer of corn and soybeans, chickens and livestock before working at Winnebago, Eaton and Electrolux. In retirement, he was working at B-K High School.
Harold was a member of the Mason City Symphony Orchestra for ten years before joining the Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra, where he played violin the past 24 years. Harold directed the St. Olaf Church Choir for 13 years and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond where he was active with the choir, food pantry and community meals.
Harold had an outgoing personality and enjoyed talking to everyone about his varied interests, including, but not limited to, music, quilting, traveling to see his son and family in Japan, motorcycling through the Badlands with his best friend, gardening with his daughter, trips to Des Moines with his wife for dinner with their daughters, and his daily interactions with the students at school.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Harold is survived by his wife Sheryl of Belmond; children Nathan (Takako) Hill of Okinawa, Japan, Sara (David Baruthio) Hill of Des Moines, and Dori (Steve) Wimp of Des Moines; grandsons Victor and William Baruthio of France, Samuel and Benjamin Baruthio of Des Moines, and Mitsuki, Mitsuyoshi and Mitsunari Hill of Japan; sister Connie (David) Guetzke; and brother Erwin (Iva Jeanne) Hill.
The Fort Dodge Symphony will be honoring Harold at its concert Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Middle School.