Obituaries

Charlene D. Hill

February 3, 1938 - July 15, 2020

Charlene D. Hill

Obituary

Charlene D. Hill 1938-2020

Charlene Doris Hill, 82, of Belvidere, IL, was welcomed to her Heavenly home on July 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 3, 1938 in Rockford, IL to Rupert and Doris (Winterland) Baxter. She married the love of her life, Boyd R. Hill, on February 11, 1956 in Belvidere, IL. Charlene was the Dietary Manager at St. Joseph Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1999 when the hospital closed.

She found her spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Belvidere. She was a former member of the Ladies Guild, Garden Club, and her and Boyd were dedicated greeters. She was a former member of Red Hat Ladies (Ruby Chicks).

Charlene will be dearly missed by her family and friends, for the kind loving person she was. And a family highlight, Grandma’s brownies with walnuts on top.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Boyd; daughters, Kim (Dave) Koelling and Kelly (Mike) Tolsma; sister, Eva Rainwater; grandchildren, Matt and Annette Koelling, Jacob and Amanda Koelling, Cory and Sarah Neubert, Sherri and Shaun Taylor, and Travis and Kaleena Tolsma.

Charlene was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren and one due end of July and 1 great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rupert and Doris Baxter; sister, Shirley Clappsaddle; brothers, Calvin Baxter, Donald Baxter, and Leland Baxter.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their loving support and care that was provided.

The visitation will be from 1:30-3 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008. The funeral will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. In accordance with state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church during the visitation and funeral ceremony. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged. Private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlene’s name may be gifted to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Sunday, July 26, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

The visitation will be from 1:30-3 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In accordance with state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church during the visitation and funeral ceremony. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Sunday, July 26, 2020
3:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

The funeral will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. In accordance with state guidelines, only 100 people will be allowed in the church during the visitation and funeral ceremony. Due to state guidelines, masks and social distancing are encouraged.

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Charlene was so helpful for everyone, especially the hospital auxiliary. She was so friendly to old acquaintances with a big smile.
We offer our prayers and peace to the entire family.l
Richard & VeeAnne Sykora

VeeAnne Sykora 2020-07-28T16:03:03

So saddened to hear of Charlene’s passing. So happy to have meet Charlene in North Carolina. She was such a sweet person. I will keep you in my prayers she will be missed.

JoAnn Brauks 2020-07-25T18:44:21

Sorry for loss she will be missed.

Penny Chamberlin 2020-07-18T11:22:18

My dear Boyd: I was sorry to learn of your wife’s passing. I wish to extend my condolences to you and your family. I am sure All of you Will miss her Charlene, you, and the family will be in my prayers.
Bill

Bill Bauer 2020-07-17T12:23:55

So sorry for your loss. May Jesus hold you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2020-07-17T10:59:58

I could not have had a sweeter, kinder sister-in-law then Char! As a young wife and mother, I had a beautiful role model and awesome friend in Boyd’s lovely wife. She always listened & smiled, & made you feel like you were the most important person! Although sad, just knowing she is with the Angels 👼🏼 brings me comfort😇🙏. Rip, sweet lady!!

Sandy Salfas 2020-07-17T10:53:16

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my Aunt Charlene. She was a wonderful person that I have very fond memories of as a child. She will truly be missed.

Steven Hill 2020-07-17T10:35:00

To the Hill Family: I’m so sorry about the passing of Charlene. I loved being one her friends in the “Ruby Chicks” group. When I joined she made me feel so welcome, & her smile was so contagious. I will miss that about her as I’m sure you will too. Since pacemaker surgery is on the 22nd, I must quarantine to keep myself safe. Just know that you are all in my prayers. Pam

Pam Highland 2020-07-16T20:25:31

I’m so sorry for the entire family. She will be forever in your hearts. She was truly blessed having such a wonderful family. As all of you are for having her in yours. I know I’m missing her, though I do know she is in a better place now. Love to you all
Teri

Teri Baxter 2020-07-16T20:01:44

So very sad to here about your mom. Prayers for your family as you grieve your loss.
Sincerely

Kathy

Kathy White-Wise 2020-07-16T19:46:10

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