Robert W. Hill

September 3, 1938 - October 10, 2017

Robert W. Hill


Robert W. Hill, 79, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Northwoods Care Center after a lingering illness. He was born September 3, 1938 in Ontonogon, MI, son of Alfred and Jennie Hill. Bob graduated from high school and went on to serve in the United States Navy for 2 years. He married Helen Effler on March 12, 1977 in Belvidere. Bob worked in the Tool and Die trade. He was a former member of Saint John’s United Church of Christ. Bob was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He loved fishing and playing cards.

Robert is loved and missed by his wife, Helen; children, Belinda (Loren) Chizek, and Jolyne Chapman; step-son, Michael Effler; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, and one on the way; siblings, Joyce, Clarice, Clyde, Bertha, Carol, and Ernie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sons, Dane and Raymond Hill, son, Wayne Hill, sister, Signe and brother, William and infant brother, Donald.

No services will be held per Robert’s request. Cremation rites have been accorded. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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I was saddened to learn of Bob’s death from Lohman Catron. Bob and my husband, Jim Hoines were best of friends, Bob was the first kid Jim met when he moved to Belvidere and ended up winning the state doubles championship. I had a beer with Bob 6 years ago and so enjoyed that visit. RIP Bob.

Linda Hoines 2018-01-15T11:42:20

When I looked at the creek today, it reminded me of your passion for fishing and all of the times you passed by on your golf cart with your fishing pole of course. God Bless, Helen and your family.

Bill and Lori Perry 2017-10-25T16:51:33

Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. His sister was a friend of mine long ago when they visited in Tripoli and I played with Clarice. Their grandparents were Mattsons and our neighbors, his mom a friend of my moms. So long ago. Robert visited me with his cousin Jim. Sorry you all for your loss

Marcie Braski 2017-10-24T20:48:25

Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with him at Duplex. He was a good supervisor.

John Malm 2017-10-17T00:08:11

Our deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing. Ron enjoyed working with him all those years at Duplex. We also shared other interests, like bowling, fishing, and going to the baseball games. God bless you,Helen and your family,

Ronald & Martha Byrd 2017-10-16T22:27:03

Joylne, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I don’t know if you’ll remember but I think I used to babysit for you when we were neighbors in Genoa. Leslie(Gustafson) Underwood. Your dad was a great man and will certainly be missed.

Leslie Underwood 2017-10-16T15:43:22

My sincere condolences. I worked with Bob at Duplex Products.

Jack Lindstrom 2017-10-16T11:10:47

Helen & family,
VERY sorry to see that Bob has passed away!! My thoughts, prayers & hugs to you all!!
Love, Susie ( Kroll ) Pearson

Susie ( Kroll) Pearson 2017-10-14T08:17:11

Dear aunt Helen, I am sorry for your loss! will remember uncle Bob with having a smile on his face, and being a jokester, much love Victoria

Victoria 2017-10-14T03:08:41

In my memories of remembering Bob I always thought of him as a happy, hardworking, and a stand up kind of guy. Our deepest sympathy to Helen and the Hill/Thornton families. Jane Thornton and John Driscoll

Jane Thornton 2017-10-14T01:28:57

Helen and Family….So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers!!! Love Kathy Mechler

Kathy Mechler 2017-10-13T00:30:35

Bobber we will always remember the good times!!!! And we will always Miss you dearly. We are so glad we had the opportunity to know you!!
Rest in Peace Brother!!!.

Love Donald and Suzi Hanson

Donald and Suzi Hanson 2017-10-12T22:11:59

Our sympathy to you, Helen, and all of the family. Bob was always a fun individual to be with. He will be missed.

Bill & Sandy Bean 2017-10-12T19:35:38

Dad, my love for you will go on forever. You will always be my idol and my hero. My life will never be complete without you in it. Give hugs to grandma jennie and my brothers Dane, Raymond and Wayne. My heart aches as I let you go…..but will never let go of our memories

Belinda Chizek 2017-10-12T18:57:09

Uncle Bob, you will be missed.
No more family poker games.
Much Love….R.I.P. Bob

Danny Hill 2017-10-12T18:10:38

Our deepest condolences to the family of cousin Bob. Remembering him as one who loved life and laughter. Love to all. Art & Marie-Therese

Arthur & Marie - Therese Keskinen 2017-10-12T15:31:45

Dearest brother and a great smile is one way I will remember my brother, Robert, when he was teasing me about something. Most irritating was calling me BOOBOO. Why ? Just to get a reaction out of me! He did!
His first car was a little black Rambler. Back in the day, LOL, he worked for Maynard’s gas station. Now remember this is a long time ago………….he told me what he didn’t like was working in a downpour and having teens come in and get 25 Cents worth of gas.
I took that as a pay back for giving me the nickname!
All in all, we got along. I will miss him. We shared family sorrows and good times. Tears of love, Bob…..give Mom a kiss and play ball w/Al.
I love you, Bert

Bert Thornton 2017-10-11T23:39:36

We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed getting to know Bob over the past 26 years. He was a good neighbor.

Dave & Sheryl Rickabaugh 2017-10-11T22:50:13


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