CHARLES L. HILL, 75, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, November 19, 2004, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Born November 5, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, he was co-owner and operator of Hills Market from 1968 to 1996. Hills Market has been a long-standing business in Waynedale, started by Charles’ father, Lee Hill, in the 1940’s. Charles grew up in the business, serving his first customer when he was 11 years old. He was also co-founder of Fort Wayne Federal Savings & Loan. He was a member of Odd Fellows, a lifetime member of American Legion 241, and a member of Faith United Methodist Chapel, Goblesville. He was a veteran and served in the Naval Air Force during the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia of Fort Wayne; daughters, Carol (John) Olry and Kimberly H. (Fletcher) Moppert of Fort Wayne; Sons, Charles L. (Julie) Hill II of Fort Wayne, Dan C. (Wendy) Hill of Fishers and David E. (Beth) Hill of Fort Wayne; brother, Richard E. Hill of Fort Wayne; mother-in-law, Madeline Sheean of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Amy (Brian) Mulhall, John (Lisa) Olry Jr., Christopher Olry, Fletcher Moppert Jr., Jennie G. Moppert, Adaline A. Moppert, Charles L. Hill III, Bryce N. Hill, Bailey A. Hill, Amanda Hill, Natalie Hill, Marissa A. Hill and Jacob M. Hill; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Molly and Brennan Mulhall.
Service was Tuesday, November 23, at Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church St. Visitation was Monday, November 22, at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Burial at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.
Memorials to the Allen County Cancer Services.
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