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Gale Robert Hill

December 25, 1925 — August 24, 2020

Gale R. Hill, 94, of Lake City, MN died Monday, August 24, 2020 at Lake City Care Center. Gale Robert Hill was born December 25, 1925 to Robert and Zrada (Fleming) Hill in Lewiston, MN. He grew up in Lewiston. He served in the United States Army from 1943 - 1945 in France and Germany during World War II. He spent his 19th birthday in a fox hole. He received a bronze medal from the United States Army. He married Yvonne "Bonnie" Hinkley on September 25, 1948 at Central Methodist Church in Winona, MN. From 1956-1984 Gale worked as letter carrier in Rochester for the U.S. Postal Service. The couple moved to Wabasha in 1986. He was honored to participate in Honor Flight in 2008, following his honor flight he talked to many grade schools' classes about WWII. He was an active member of the Wabasha County Historical Society Museum. Gale is survived by his children, Wayne (Starla) Hill of Ostrander, MN and Linda Hill of Rochester, MN; one granddaughter, Shaleah; one sister, Janet Seabern of Winona, MN; many nieces and nephews and his special friends, Bruce and Georgianne Johnson of Byron, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie in 2008; one brother, Kenneth; and one sister, Marlys Zeigler. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Fremont Scottish Cemetery in Winona County, MN. Social distancing and masks will be required for all services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Minnesota Masonic Charities or Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Hill family. To leave a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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Service

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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Burial

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Fremont Scottish Cemetery

Co Rd 111, Lewiston, MN 55952

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