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Dr. David W. Hills

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Hills. To me he was always a larger than life man who was not only a fine physician and humanitarian, but a pillar of the community. His multiple talents always amazed me. Being close to the Hills family during my high school years, Dr. Hills was an inspiration to me and had a lot of influence in my own career path. My condolences go to Margaret and all of the children.

Bob Holmes


Posted by: Robert Holmes - Friend   Jan 24, 2011

Dear Mrs. Hills and family - How can I think of Dr. Hills without thinking of church and music? I appreciated his loving presence during the 60s and 70s at St. Joseph UMC. He was a very good man. My deepest sympathy to you all and a special 'virtual' hug for Janet. With love, Jeanne


Posted by: Jeanne Musgrove Armstrong - Plymouth, MN - Friend   Jan 23, 2011

David and I were partners in medical practice in the St. Joseph Family Clinic when David first came to St. Joseph. He was a fine physician and a man of great principles and will be sorely missed.


Posted by: Thomas P. Hayes MD - Evansville, IN - former coleague   Jan 23, 2011

I knew your family when we lived on Riverwood, and always admired David. You have my condolences and sympathy as you celebrate his long and wonderful life.


Posted by: Vance A. Fisher - St. Josepn, MI - Former neighbor   Jan 23, 2011

Dear Margaret, Mary, Susan, Anne, David, Janet, and all,
I just received the news about your loss, and want you to know that each of you is in my thoughts and prayers. I am deeply saddened.
So many, many memories from the time you moved into our neighborhood so many years ago!! I spent a lot of time in your home, and it was one filled with love and laughter--nurtured and encouraged by your father. Even as a girl,

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Posted by: Maryanne Butt - Lansing, MI - family friend   Jan 22, 2011

Margaret and family. Barb and I are so very sorry to hear of David's passing. You and David always lit up the room when you came in. David was the most gracious, kind and caring person we have ever known. He made us laugh with his jokes (even the real corny ones) and he had a smile that was infectious. We had so many good times together on Whirlpool outings. As a fellow Whirlpool employee, David and I visited many

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Posted by: Randy and Barbara Arnt - Friends   Jan 21, 2011

Dear Margaret- David, you and your family have been and are in my thoughts and prayers. I want to be with you all tomorrow - the past several days I have been home with Sinusitis so I might be there in just those thoughts and prayer. My love to you all - Charles+


Posted by: charles Frandsen+ - st joseph, MI - friend   Jan 21, 2011

just wanted to share our prayers and give our love to Pastor Dave and his whole family, we are thinking of you at this sad time
God Bless You all


Posted by: DeMond Family - Delton, MI - Friend of Pastor Dave F Hills   Jan 21, 2011

I've known the Hills family for many years, I saw Dr. Hills a lot at Whirlpool Corporation, not only as a patient but just as a friend. He always had a smile and called everyone by name. I will always have fond memories of him, God blessed us all by his kindness and skills. Best wishes to the family, he was a great man.


Posted by: Ken Zimmerman - Saint Joseph, MI, MI - friend   Jan 21, 2011

Dear Margaret and Family,

Personally, David was a close friend, a valued colleague and a medical advisor that saved and extended the lives of associates and family members.

On a larger scale, David was truly a modern Renassance Man, an understated but brilliant local treasure; and he must have been the doc around whom Hippocrates modeled the Oath.

At his core, he was a great husband, a beaming father and a civilized gentleman.

Not that he would deny these accolades, but he might

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Posted by: Ed Dunn - Friend, Colleague   Jan 21, 2011