John 'Jack' Hill


LIBERTY CENTER -- John L. (Jack) Hill, age 76, of Liberty Center, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather departed this earth at his home on April 18, 2013.

He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, on December 9. 1936, to the late John and Jessie (Murdock) Hill. On August 4, 1957, he married Mary (McOscar) and they celebrated 55 years together. Jack was a graduate of Liberty Center High School and was employed by S.E. Johnson Company of Maumee, Ohio, for 45 years as a heavy equipment operator and retired in 1998. Jack loved being with his family, (especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren) and their yearly family trips. He enjoyed mushroom hunting in Ohio and Michigan, his annual fishing trips in various parts of Canada and especially enjoyed gardening and feeding squirrels in his backyard. Jack was a lifetime member of I.U.O.E. #18; a member of the Liberty Center United Methodist Church and a past trustee; a 44 year member of the Liberty Center Masonic Lodge No. 518 F & AM; a lifetime member of the Liberty Center Historical Society, Inc. and had served on the L.C. Council Zoning Board.

Surviving Jack are Mary, his loving wife of 55 years and his three sons, Mark and his wife Laura and their daughter Jenna (Kyle) Leatherman of Liberty Center; Randy and his wife Patty of Napoleon and their two children Nick (Emily) and their son Wyatt of Archbold and Andrew (Laurie) of Liberty Center; Brad and his wife Joan and their children, Anna, Jacob, and Daniel of Overland Park, Kan. Also surviving are a brother, Charles and his wife Janet of Liberty Center and their children and families; sister, Kay Tilse of Wauseon and her children and families.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Jerry Hill and sister, Sandra Hill-Rahmel.

Visitation will be today, April 21, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. in the Wright-Habegger Funeral Home, 302 E. Maple St., Liberty Center, Ohio 43532. The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be gifted to the Liberty Center Historical Society or the Liberty Center United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

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