OBITUARY: Jerry D. Hill

Jerry D. Hill, 83, went to be with his Lord on Oct. 9, 2019, at his home in Newton. He was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Newton to Henry Sr. and Lillian (Jahnke) Hill, and they preceded him in death. Jerry was also preceded in death by brothers, Henry Hill Jr. and Jim Hill; sisters, Arbutus Goldsberry, Bonnie Wagner, Connie Hill and Doris Jean Hill; and a son, Terry Hill.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Shirley (Schultz) Hill, Newton; son, Gary and (Vickie) Hill, Newton;

daughters, Debra Fulton, Kansas City; and Susan Ray, Kansas City; brother, Jay Hill, Wichita, KS; sister, Peggy (Elmer) Enns, Texarkana. TX; step-daughter, Marlene (Ray) Wolsieffer, East Peoria, IL; step-son, Steve (Kim) Schultz, Texas, and Jerry (Brenda) Schultz, Halstead. He also is survived by three grandchildren, two great;grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He served his country in the National Guard. 

Jerry, while in high school, worked at a Superior Bakery, Newton. He went to work building homes in

the Newton area with his father, so Hill & Son Builders was started. Years later, Jerry and Gary Royer

formed a partnership to build homes in the Newton area. In 1978, Jerry & Gary continued Hill & Son

Builders for 25 years until his retirement in 2001.

Jerry was a very active member in his church, First Church of God in Newton. He served on numerous

Harvey County Boards, including Harvey County Habitat and Harvey County Builders Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rivercross Hospice, Harvey County Habitat for Humanity, and First Church of God in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

There will be a celebration of life service at First Church of God, 620 Fairview Ave. in Newton at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 with Pastor Clint McBroom presiding.  Private family interment will be at a later date.