Forrest Hill, 93 of Dysart died May 21, 2010 at his home of natural causes. Services were held May 25 at Geneseo United Methodist Church in Buckingham. Burial was at Hill-Mooreville Cemetery in Dysart.
Forrest Charles Hill was born on May 11, 1917, the only son of Charles and Bertha Taylor Hill, on the farm his grandfather homesteaded in 1853 in Geneseo Township, Tama County.Forrest graduated from high school at Geneseo and later attended Iowa State University. He farmed the family farm his entire life until his retirement, and remained on the farm until his death.
On June 2, 1940, Forrest married Edythe J. Zimmer at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart. The couple moved to Forrest's farm outside Dysart and into a house that Forrest built for his bride. They shared married life together for 69 years in that same farmhouse until Edythe's death on August 26, 2009. Forrest and Edythe were blessed with five children. Forrest was a member of the Geneseo United Methodist Church and Church of Promise, both in rural Buckingham, served on the Geneseo School Board for 13 ? years, was District Soil Commissioner for 8 years, was President of the Tama County Farm Bureau for 2 years and served on the State Policy Committee, was on the Tama County Zoning Board, on various church committees and served as a 4-H leader.
After an extended illness, Forrest went home to be with his Lord on Friday, May 21, 2010. Forrest is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Charles and a sister, Isabelle Larsen. He is survived by a son, Robert (Patricia) Hill of Dysart; three daughters, Susan Hill of Phoenix, Ariz., Charlotte (William) Brenning of Decorah and Patricia Hill of Chicago, Ill; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Hill of Ohio.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice, the Geneseo United Methodist Church or the Church of Promise in memory of Forrest.