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Calvin J. Hill

RED WING — Calvin J. Hill, 85, of Red Wing, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Deer Crest in Red Wing.  He was born on Oct. 13, 1925, in Brainerd, Minn., to John and Caroline (Fremling) Hill. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart during his time in the service. In 1967 they moved to Red Wing, where he worked for the Minnesota Correctional Facility, retiring the late 1980s. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, the Fleet Reserve Association, DAV, the Order of the Purple Heart and the Aardvark Dart Team. He enjoyed golfing and bird watching.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; five children, David (Sheryl), of Red Wing, Michael (Pattie), of Red Wing, Jeffrey (Deb), of Zumbrota, Bradley (Nancy), of Red Wing, and Heidi Hill, of Red Wing; eight grandchildren, Katherine, Jordan, Gracie, Jake, Emma, Hanna, Ryan and Tyler Hill; one sister, Doris Kuisi, of California; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Manley, Jim, Jerry, Bingy and Kenneth; and three sisters, Millie Lien, Bernice Thompson and Elaine Vukelich.

A private service was held. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to American Stroke Association or Deer Crest.


The family would like to thank the staff at Deer Crest for all their loving care and kindness they provided for Calvin.