The Herald Bulletin

April 11, 2013

Wallace ‘Ed’ Hill

Aug. 28, 1927 - April 10, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — Wallace ‘Ed’ Hill, 85, Alexandria, died April 10, 2013, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 28, 1927, in La Lima, Spanish Honduras, the son of Harry and Mary (Valenzuela) Hill, and resided in the Anderson area since 1950.

Ed graduated from Bridgeton High School-Class of 1945. He also attended Purdue University in Lafayette. He served with the US Occupation Army in Germany. Ed retired from Delco Remy in 1987 after 37 years of employment. He was a part owner of the former Miracle Soft Water Company of Anderson. He was a licensed private pilot and was holder of the “Top Gun” award of the Anderson Gun Club for several years. Ed supported and was an active volunteer in the Anderson Soap Box Derby. He was also a skilled wood carver. Ed was a devoted husband, loving father and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Irene (Lake) Hill, whom he married June 2, 1951; daughter, Leigh (Criss) Horton of Indianapolis; son, Bill Hill of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Kristine and Kerry Horton of Indianapolis, and Joey Hill of Plainfield; and special four-legged friend, “Buddy.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Dr. Lee Hill.

Friends and family are invited to an informal gathering time to celebrate Ed’s life and honor his memory at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family home, 5933 Olivia Drive, Heritage Heights, Alexandria.

Arrangements are being handled by Owens Funeral Services.

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