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Stephen Hill Obituary
Stephen hill Stephen Hill, age 80, of LaGrange, passed away on November 4, 2013, after battling Alzheimer 's for several years. Stephen was born June 28, 1933, in Springfield, Illinois to the late Roy and Daisy (Richards) Hill. Stephen, a 1951 graduate of Springfield High School, earned his undergraduate degree in commerce and law in 1955 from the University of Illinois, and continued his studies in law, passing the Illinois Bar Exam in 1957. At U of I, he also played on the Men 's Varsity Tennis Team. In August 1955, he married the love of his life, Jane (Thiem) Hill. He began his career working for Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Over the next 25 years he held senior financial positions at Prudential Insurance, National Can Corporation, Marshall Fields (Macy 's) and CF Industries. Stephen enjoyed his work and near the end of his career, he started his own Corporate Financial Advisory firm, specializing in Industrial Revenue Bond financing. He helped many small companies in Illinois secure financing to expand their operations. During his retirement, Stephen pursued tennis, fishing, gardening and spent time in Naples, Florida. He also enjoyed vacationing in the Eagle River Wisconsin area with his family. He had a special place in his heart for dogs and was always willing to "dog sit." He continued playing competitive tennis in his adult years and passed on his love of the game to his four children. Stephen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane; sons, Steve, Peter, and Mike (Lauren); his daughter, Susan (John); 10 grandchildren; as well as his older brother, Joseph (Alice), and their sons, Joe (Jan) and Jim (Yon) and their children. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, 150 S. Ashland Ave, LaGrange IL, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 11:00 am. A reception and visitation will immediately follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, or the Alzheimer 's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.


Published in Suburban Life Publications on Nov. 12, 2013
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