Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

May 13, 2013

Ronald D. Hill Sr., 68


The Herald-Tribune

BATESVILLE — Ronald D. Hill Sr., 68, Batesville, passed Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his residence.  

Born June 17, 1944, in Fayette County, he was the son of Dorothy (Pollitt) and Arlie Hill. He married Diane Young Aug. 31, 1974, in Connersville.

Ron was a chauffeur for Hillenbrand Industries from 1986 until his retirement in 2008.  He was a Moose Lodge 1160, Connersville, and Batesville Eagles Aerie 1130 member.

Ron enjoyed the outdoors. He hunted squirrel and deer, was an avid golfer and took his family boating and fishing often. He would also take rides in the country to watch the wildlife.

Ron loved watching IU basketball and was a huge NASCAR fan. For 21 consecutive Februarys he took his seat in the stands to watch the Daytona 500. During the last five years, he and Diane would take their fifth-wheel to Florida for the winter months.

He had a sweet tooth that usually craved sugar cream pies, and his favorite meal was fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy. The family teased that his second favorite meal was a little quirky. Whenever Diane made fried pork chops, she would need to make extra so he could have a cold pork chop and cereal the next day for lunch. Ron’s favorite pastime was being with his family, especially the grandkids.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Kimberly Hill, Enochsburg; son Ronald (R.D.) Hill Jr., Lebanon, Ohio; brother Larry Hill, Liberty; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry Hill.

Visitation is Wednesday, May 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, with the Rev. David Kobak, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Hospice of Margaret Mary Health or The Hansen Center.