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1935 Donald 2022

Donald W. Hill

September 12, 1935 — November 11, 2022


Donald W. Hill, 87, of Salem, passed away on November 11 at his home. He was born September 12, 1935, in Orleans, to parents, Arthur James & Aleta (Bontregar) Hill. He married Martha "Jeanie" Jean Smelser on October 8, 1994. He was a 1953 graduate of Orleans High School and attended Purdue University. Donald worked 41 years as a dairy inspector for the Indiana Department of Animal Health. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church of Salem.

Survivors include:

Wife: Martha "Jeanie" Jean Hill

Children- Rhonda & Mike Sailer, Marty & Diane Hill, Dan & Rhonda Hill, Stefani & Robert Tuell, Trevis & Amy Tuell, Andy Tuell

Grandchildren- Gaberiel & Michelle King, Cameron Sailer, Spencer Sailer, Timothy & Cici Farris, Brian Farris, Benji & Emily Farris, Kerri & Todd Copeland, Hunter Hill, Chance Hill, Laura Lancaster, Kasie VanAlst, Joseph and Olivia Tuell, Jacob Tuell, Victoria Tuell

Several Great & Great-Great Grandchildren

Beloved cat Dolly

Donald is preceded in death by his parents, brothers- Arthur Linden Hill,  & Jack Hill, and sisters- Eloise Hill, Joy Stone, Eileen George & Cleo Rudd.

The memorial service will be 1pm Saturday, November 19, 2022 at McAdams Mortuary. Pastor John Hutcheson will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30am -1pm the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to American Heart Association or Gideons International. For condolences visit


American Heart Association
300 S. Riverside Plaza Ste 1200, Chicago IL 60606-6637
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

Gideons International
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251

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