Francis Hill

Francis E. Hill, 84, of Fremont, passed away at Countryside Continuing Care Center Nov. 8, 2013.

Francis was born March 30, 1929, in Seneca County, to Lawrence and Pearl (Pultz) Hill.

Francis graduated from Old Fort High School in 1947, and later from Tiffin University with a degree in accounting. He married Patricia Klopp in 1961 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fremont. She preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2013.

Francis is survived by his sons, Rob (Kathy) and Rick Hill of Fremont, and a brother, Kenneth (Pat) Hill of Toledo.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Francis worked at Gottron Bros. as an accountant, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He loved sports and enjoyed fishing, tennis, archery and baseball.

Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Herman-Kinn Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont.

A memorial service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry Kearns officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Francis’s family would like to say a special thank-you to Dr. David DeFrance and the staff at Countryside Continuing Care Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 204 N. Wayne St., Fremont.

Arrangements were entrusted to Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Fremont. To send online condolences, please visit