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“Pam, just heard of Mike's passing...so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Hope all is well. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Jamie Murray - Warner, NH

“To Mike's Family: I worked as an account manager for Mike with the Kellermeyer Company. I really appreciated working with him. I am so sorry for your...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Barnes - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Pam, Ryan & Lindsey, Our hearts go out to you during this time. Mike's incredible fight and positive attitude demonstrated his magnitude of...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Larry & Colette Young - Dallas, TX

“Pam, I saw Mike's obituary in the paper. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be thinking of you in the difficult days ahead. Give me a...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Lettie Poortinga - Des Moines, IA

“People often get confused about what it means to be a leader. Many times they think position automatically merits it. But leadership is lived by...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Esther Guardiola - Toledo, OH

“Pam, My heartfelt sympathy to you and the family with the passing of Mike. I have fond memories of our time working together during the early years...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Shorty - Chicago, IL

“To John G. and his family... Please accept my condolences for your loss. I hope that shared moments together and happy memories will help you...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Mike Erickson - Sutton, MA

“My deepest condolences to all the family -- you are all in our prayers. My best memory of Mike was sailing on his Hobi Cat at Clear Lake. I was...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: tom liddle - St. Paul, MN

“Pam and Family We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Aunt Linda and Greg ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Schmidt - Oakland, AR

“Although it's been many years, I wish I could have meet up with my cousin again, never knew the strength Mike had with his community and what a great...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Blosser - Chicago, IL

“I knew Mike in junior high and graduated with him at Hoover High School. He always had a smile on his face. I know his family will miss him. Our...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Charity Carr McCauley Andeweg - IA

“We are holding you close to our hearts in this time of letting go. We cherish our memories of Mike and celebrate the life he lived and the many...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Uncle David and Lorene - MN

“Hill family: Just a brief message of sympathy to say how very sorry we are to learn of Mike’s passing. We are deeply saddened by the news. Our...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Nick and Cindy Spasic - IA

“Hank and I saw Mike's obituary this morning. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love to all! Barb & Hank ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Barb & Hank Kinney - OH

“To: Sister Sally, Pam and family. I am thinking of you constantly & send my deepest love & sympathy. Till I see you in Des Moines, take care &...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Pat Baehr - OH

“Pam and family - You and all of the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God's love comfort you. I will miss cousin Mike. ...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Carolyn Rill - Oak Hill, VA

“Pam & Family --So sorry for your loss. All the fun Hobie days sailing --we will miss him !!!!!! Ed & Lois Dixon ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Ed Dixon - Johnston, IA

“I was one of Mike's first friends when he moved to Woodstock,and we worked together at the ARCO gas station there.He was funny,polite and had that...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Steve Chapman - Cape Coral, FL

“Dearest Pam and the Hill Family, My heartfelt condolences go out to you. Mike and I considered each other "friends forever". He (and you) will...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Bill Evans - Minnetrista, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Cole and margo ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Cole McCombs - Steamboat springs, CO

“God bless Mike Hill and your family. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Sr and Norma Liddell - TN

“Pam I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a very kind person who I had the pleasure of working with at Pepsi. You and family are in my...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Tim Donnelly - Hudson , OH

“Our thoughts are with you all. He loved life so he fought. May the memories you've made with him be a comfort to you in the times ahead. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: John and Denise (Liddell) Allis - MO

“Grandpa, you were such an amazing man in my life..my hero and role model. i only hope i can be half the person you were and change so many lives as...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Alyssa Goering - Des Moines, IA


Hill John Michael "Mike" John Michael "Mike" Hill, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio. Mike was born in Des Moines, Iowa on June 23, 1953, the son of Jack and Sally (Liddle) Hill. He was raised in Des Moines and Woodstock, New York returning to graduate from Hoover High School in Des Moines in 1972. Mike served his country enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he attained the rank of Sergeant. His service included a tour in Taiwan before beginning his thirty year career with The Pepsi-Cola Company. He began this job working on the docks at Pepsi, helping the route drivers load their trucks. Through hard work, desire, devotion and tenacity, he advanced himself within The Pepsi-Cola Company. On September 22, 1979, he was joined in marriage to Pamela Jo Miller and together they lived a life of deep love and devotion. During his career with Pepsi, the family lived in Des Moines and in Warsaw, Poland. After a two year stay in Poland, the family returned to the states and within a few months Mike attained his goal by accepting the position of Vice President/General Manager of the Northwest Ohio Division of Pepsi Cola. He took early retirement in 2006. During those years in Toledo, he was very active in his community. He served as a board member for the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Golf Classic; The Caldwell Community Center and the NW Ohio Food Bank. He served as Tournament Chairman for the annual LPGA event in Toledo in 2003. One of his greatest joys was fund raising for non-profit organizations. Until his illness forced him to retire several months ago, he had been employed as Development Director for the Ronald McDonald House of North West Ohio in Toledo. Mike was preceded in death by his father, John O. (Jack) Hill in 1976. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving, supportive wife of 32 years, Pam, of Toledo; sons, Chris (Ashley) of Grimes, Iowa; John (Erin) of St. Charles, Iowa; and Ryan of Toledo, Ohio, one daughter, Lyndsey (Rob) Mulherin of Swanton, Ohio. He also leaves six dearly loved grandchildren who will miss their "Papa", his mother and step father, Sally and Bob Canfield, of Clive, Iowa; his brother, Ben (Arlys) Hill, of Johnston; three sisters Cathy (Jack) Griffis, of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Laura (David) Pontious, of Des Moines, Iowa and Sara (Jeff) Crosby, of Deep River, Iowa and many nieces nephews. There will be two services for Michael. The first will be a Celebration of Life in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday August 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home. The second Celebration of Life will be in West Des Moines, Iowa on August 19th at 2:00 p.m. at 1004 58th St., West Des Moines, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, it was Mike's wish that memorials be given to "Hospice of NW Ohio 30000 River Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551 or the "The National Institute of Health -National Cancer Institute"-Bethesda, Maryland 20892 for cancer research. Condolences may shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.

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