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Harold Michael Hills
December 24, 1930 - December 8, 2020

On December 8, 2020, Harold Michael Hills, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 89. The son of Edwin and Frances Hills, Harold was born on December 24, 1930, in Salem, Oregon. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned home to Detroit, Oregon. On August 18, 1956 he married his lifelong love, Yvonne Broussard. Together they put down roots and raised four children, Kevin, Anita, Gerry, and Tony. Subsequently, he started Harold Hills & Sons Logging, Inc. which he operated for over 50 years.

Harold was passionate about helping others and leaves a legacy of serving his family, friends, and the Detroit community where he was both mayor and city councilman for 17 years. A prominent fixture around Detroit Lake, he could be found boating with his family and friends or drinking coffee at the Korner Post or Cedars. His hobbies included metal fabricating and general tinkering at his shop in Idanha. As a founding member of the North Santiam Snowmobile Club, he was an avid snowmobiler and had a reputation for having a lead foot. Harold was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He faithfully loved his Lord Jesus Christ.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Frances, and brothers Carl and Raymond Hills. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne Hills; his children Kevin (Vickie) Hills of Detroit, Anita (Greg) Adams of Gates, Gerry (Maryann) Hills of Detroit, and Tony Hills (Traci) of Idanha; his siblings Terry Hills of Vancouver, Washington, Janette Hills of Ontario, Canada, and sister-in-law Muriel Hills of Salem; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. All of whom will all be honoring his life and missing his presence until they meet again in Heaven.

Services will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity, Oregon at a later date. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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