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Obituary: Hish

Harold Hish

Harold Lloyd Hish, 89, of Harbor Springs, MI formerly of Fairbury; passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Pineview Cottage in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Funeral Services will be 10 AM, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Fairbury; with Pastor Ann Champion officiating. Interment will follow the service in Avoca Twp. Cemetery, rural Fairbury.

Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, July 12, 2019 at Duffy Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. In lieu of flowers those who wish to remember Harold in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the local Animal Shelter of your choice.

Mr. Hish was born on June 14, 1930, in Wilmington, Illinois, the son of Luther Embry and Hatta Pauline (Buchner) Hish. Harold graduated from Fairbury Township High School, Class of 1948. After graduation he married his High School sweetheart, Jeanne Ethleen Poshard on December 04, 1948, at the Cropsey United Methodist Church before moving to Nebraska.

Jeanne was the daughter of Russell and Dorothy (Spence) Poshard. The couple celebrated 46 years of marriage prior to Jeanne’s passing on May 11, 1994.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Jeanne, he was predeceased by two brothers, Luther Elvin and wife Blanche (Stybr) Hish, Wayne Eugene and wife Helen (Steidinger) Hish.

He is survived by brother Donald Ray and wife Velda (Kupferschmidt) Hish of Bloomington, IL; three daughters, Penny Hish of Elizabeth, CO; Lora Hish of Denver, CO; and Velda (John Eric) Kammermann of Charlevoix, MI; four grandchildren, Noel (Survi Parvatiyar) Kammermann of Sacramento, CA; Erika Kammermann (Patrick) Kilkenny of Charlevoix, MI; Jakoby Loughridge of Oklahoma City, OK; and Nika Loughridge of Castle Rock, CO; four great-grandchildren, Asha and Nila Kammermann of Sacramento, CA; Pearl and Violet Kilkenny of Charlevoix, MI; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

For many years Harold operated Harold’s Drive-In, Fairbury, Illinois before his entrepreneurial spirit carried the family once again west to Vinton, Iowa where he owned the Hish Sales Agency, a Montgomery Ward store, then on to Montrose, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Versailles, Missouri and finally moving to be closer to family in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather. Always full of wit and a friend to everyone he met. Harold was an avid outdoorsman in both field and steam. Always at home in nature. He was also a loyal member of Lions Club International, the National Rifle Association, and Ducks Unlimited.

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