Paul Hill, Jr.

  • Born: May 9, 1940
  • Died: April 27, 2016
  • Location: Rathbun, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Hill Jr., age 75 of Rathbun, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Rutland, Vermont on May 9, 1940 to Paul, Sr. and Edna (St. Onge) Hill. After graduating from high school, Paul served his country faithfully for six years in the United States Army.

Paul was united in marriage to Cindy Briggs on June 14, 1984 in Centerville, Iowa.

Before moving to Rathbun, Paul owned and operated a furniture refinishing business, as well as a small tire shop, east of Moravia.

Paul enjoyed many hobbies, including reading, hunting, fishing, and weekend rides to flea markets and garage sales with his wife, Cindy. He also enjoyed spending time with friends visiting and telling stories.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Briggs of Rathbun, Iowa; two daughters, Kim and Alyssa; a son, Greg; one brother, Steve; two sisters, Lynn and Bonnie; and a host of other relatives; he will also be greatly missed by his adopted Iowa family and many friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents.

There are no scheduled services at this time. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date, along with a burial to follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, Iowa. Memorials have been established to the family of Paul Hill Jr. and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Was classmate, but lost touch after High School.
My prayers to family.

Sfc Walt Scott (Ret)

Posted by Walter Scott - Rutland, VT - Classmate   May 03, 2016


Being new to the area, I didn't have the privilege of knowing Paul. My husband, Ralph, had coffee and chats with him several times and said he was a great guy. He will be missed. So sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by Phyllis Gray - Rathbun, IA - Neighbor   April 30, 2016

Wow. I am so saddened to learn this news. Oddly, I was just thinking about Paul and Cindy the other day, wondering where and how they were. I am so sorry for your loss, Cindy, and for the loss of a cousin, a brother, a Dad.

Posted by Nicole (Paquin) Ellis - Vinton, VA - Family   April 29, 2016

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in many peoples thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Janet Demry - Centerville - Friend   April 29, 2016

Oh paul, how I will miss the many mornings with coffee and cigeretts. I so enjoyed your stories. what a couple. we came to rathbun not knowing paul and cindy to loving them both. they are both so genuinen and true to who they are. as with us all, I wish we had spent more time with paul. I know he knew how much I cared about our friendship. love you cindy. roger and I are both here for you. please please use us. God bless my friend. R.I.P. I will think of you often.

Posted by connie shiltz - rathbun, IA - Friend   April 29, 2016

Oh what a sad day it was for all of us left behind here without Paul.

Rick and I so loved getting together with the two of you out at Mitch's farm or at your lovely home and sharing all of those laughs, tears... and (solving) all the worlds problems. Paul was such a great man to be around. He welcomed me like he'd always known me and gave Rick the razzing that only he could.

We'll remember Paul for all of his courage, strength and the determination to do it "his way" right up until the end. We will miss his generous spirit, loving heart, infectious laughter and all of his stories.

Our hearts and prayers reach out to you, Cindy and your family during this time. Do let us know if there's ANYTHING we might be able to help with. Let's stay in touch ~ especially concerning upcoming funeral arrangements.

Our love is with all of you.... Vicky Hults 641-682-0128
& Rick Wilson 641-233-8717

Posted by Vicky (Rick) Hults (Wilson) - Ottumwa, IA - Friend   April 29, 2016


Paul and I had many long talks and he was the guy that would tell you how it was. Loved him for that. Cindy and Paul are wonderful people and Paul will truly be missed. I loved his stories! Love you too Cindy.

Posted by Debbie Kovacevich - Rathbun, IA - Friend   April 28, 2016

I want to extend my condolences to you Cindy at Paul's passing. We can be assured he is no longer in any pain and is at peace. I hope as the days pass you too will be able to find comfort in your memories of your life together.
Remember if you need anything I am available. Take care and prayers for you.

Posted by Connie Sanders - Oskaloosa, IA - Friend   April 28, 2016