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“My condolences go out to the family of Forrest. Im so sorry to hear of his passing. May God comfort and strengthen the entire family during this...Read More »
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“I was so sorry to read this news. I have many fond memories of Forrest from my time serving at Faith Lutheran Church. Please know that you will be...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pastor Cori Johnson

“Forrest and I worked at A.O. Smith for many years. We had a great time playing golf. He will be missed. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Blank - Menomonee Falls, WI

“Sending your family lots of love! Thinking and praying for you all. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Jones

“May the comfort of angels wings surround you and hold you tight. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Buffy Blake

“So very sorry to hear this Barb, you and your family are in my thoughts. love ya !! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Becca

“My thoughts are with you and your family. I will be thinking of you and family on that day. Love you girlfriend. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carol and jack

“I will miss your wonderful since of humor and the joy that you brought everyone. Love your second daughter Heather ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Heather Patterson

“So shocked and sad of hearing of Forrest's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Barb. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Pequet


Forrest C. Hill, 67, of McFarland, died peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Health System Home Care & Hospice. He was born June 10, 1949 in Highland Park, Michigan a son of the late Herman O. and Laura J. (Perham) Hill and was raised in the Upper Peninsula. On May 1, 1971 he married Barbara Lynn Codd in Ewen. Forrest worked in the automobile industry in various capacities for A.O. Smith and Tower International through the years living with his family in Wisconsin and Lower Michigan until his retirement in 2004 as a project manager. He and Barbara moved back to the UP where they owned and operated Hills General Store in Perkins. He served as a member of the Army National Guard, was President for eight years of the Mid Pen School Board, coached boys & girls basketball, refereed basketball games and was a little league umpire. He was also a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Rock and the Little Lake American Legion. Forrest is survived by his wife, Barbara Lynn Hill of McFarland; daughter, Rhonda (Steven) Gregorek of Stafford, VA; grandchildren, Christian (Leah), Jacob, McGwire and Dayne; a great-grandchild, Ella Marie Scott; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gregory Scott Hill. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Rock with Rev. Rell Spickerman officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the Turrin Towhsip Hall. Military Honors will be provided by the Little Lake American Legion. The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com