OBITUARY

Harold J. Hills

July 21, 1937March 26, 2021

Harold J. Hills (JR or Junior) age 83 passed away peacefully on Friday March 26, 2021 at the Dimondale Nursing Care Facility after a long battle with dementia. JR retired from the Carpenters Local 1004 Lansing. He worked most of his career with the Christman Company and retired in 1994.

Junior loved people and helping people that needed help. He could fix anything or make anything with wood. He loved to make wood projects and give them away as gifts. He also loved fishing, hunting and traveling but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He loved to watch his grandkids and great grandkids play sports of all kinds and would travel to wherever that was. JR also loved to coach women’s softball back in the day!

He is survived by his wife of 65 wonderful years Joyce, daughters Julie (Larry) Wing, Jill Day, Jodi (Tim) Somerville. Grandchildren Jason (Kris) Wing, Joshua (Ashley) Wing, Justin (Ashley) Day, Jakob (Maddison) Somerville & Emily Somerville. Great Grandchildren Avery, Keaton, Alissa, Alexa, Emmaline and Dalton. Brother Robert (Pat) and sister-in-law Darlene. He is preceded in death by his parents Harold & Lena, In-laws Robert & Maxine Yeoman, brothers Douglas (Mary), James, Dennis, sister Lorna Hanley, brother and sister-in-law John (Janice) Yeoman and Janet Yeoman.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home Mason Chapel. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Hawley Cemetery in Mason. Pastor Bill Pinches will officiate. Memorial Contributions in Junior’s honor may be made to the Mason Food Bank or the Dementia Society of America.

To leave an on-line condolence for the family please visit www.grbdmason.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Wing, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Day, Active Pallbearer
  • Tim Somerville, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Wing, Active Pallbearer
  • Jakob Somerville, Active Pallbearer
  • Emily Somerville, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Wing, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shadd Rydahl, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Pete Hills, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Hills, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Mason Food Bank
  • Dementia Society of America

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Memories

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Jack Mulholland

March 30, 2021

I have known Junior since back in the day when we were kids living in the Rayner/Randolph street area. Sorry we couldn't make it to the visitation due to health issues but want to send along thoughts and prayers to the family for peace during this difficult time. R.I.P. Junior.

Jane Somerville

March 29, 2021

You all have a heart full of wonderful memories and that is a blessing that will last you a lifetime. My sincere caring thoughts and prayers to Joyce and the entire family.
Love to all,
Jane

Linda Waters

March 29, 2021

RIP , Junior.. will miss you and your smile! 💘 you, prayers.. Linda Waters

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Harold J. Hills (JR or Junior) age 83 passed away peacefully on Friday March 26, 2021 at the Dimondale Nursing Care Facility after a long battle with dementia. JR retired from the Carpenters Local 1004 Lansing. He worked most of his career with the Christman Company and retired in 1994.

Junior loved people and helping people that needed help. He could fix anything or make anything with wood. He loved to make wood projects and give them away as gifts. He also loved fishing, hunting and traveling but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He loved to watch his grandkids and great grandkids play sports of all kinds and would travel to wherever that was. JR also loved to coach women’s softball back in the day!