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August 15, 1950 – September 24, 2016

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Ralph Hill
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Obituary for Ralph Hill

Ralph L. Hill, Jr., 66, of Aledo, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Bewley Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Ralph Leon Hill, Jr. was born August 15, 1950, in Aledo, Illinois, the son of Ralph Leon and Ruth Jane Brownlee Hill, Sr. He married Barbara R. Fowler on September 26, 1970, at the Aledo United Methodist Church.

He began working for his father at the Mercer Ready Mix Plant at the age of 16 years. He retired from Hahn Ready Mix as Plant manager after 50 years of service. He also tended bar at Town and Country Lanes for 35 years.

Ralph enjoyed spending time with friends and family, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities, traveling with his wife and friends. He was a lifelong Dodgers fan and liked to work crossword puzzles.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory include his wife, Barbara; daughters, Wendy (Clint) Bigham of Aledo and Linda (Sean) McDonnell of Moline; five grandchildren, Cal, Emi, and Ben Bigham and Gage and Brook Lager; sisters, Sandra Matthews, Rita Haizlip and Darla (Bill) Brown, all of Aledo; mother-in-law, Ruth Fowler of Viola, IL; several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, many special nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ralph’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Porubcin and his entire staff at Medical Arts Associates and Hahn Ready Mix.

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