John E. Hill


John E. Hill age 74 of Clinton, passed away Monday Sept. 9, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, September 15th at the Pape Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA. Online condolences may be left at

John was born on Sept. 6, 1945 in Clinton, the son of Clarence and Marjorie (Tadsen) Hill. He graduated from DeWitt High School in 1963. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Karen Nielsen on April 17, 1971 in Clinton. John worked for Interstate Power Company in Clinton and Mid-American Power Company in Davenport as a supervisor for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing billiards, golfing, watching sports, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife, Karen Hill of Clinton; three daughters, Deb (Keith) Hein of Clinton, Lisa Burnett of Boynton Beach, FL, and Danielle Graham of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; four grandchildren, Lindsey, Matthew, Justin, Katie; six great grandchildren, Rylan, Hayley, Andrew, Elliot, Alexis, Elena; three brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Hill, Larry (Diane) Hill, and Richard (Lorna) Hill; and a step brother, Dennis Hill; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brandon.
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Danielle Graham
Sep 14, 2019
Dreams From the Heart Bouquet was purchased for the family of John E. Hill by Danielle Graham.  Send flowers
Denny Hill
Sep 12, 2019
Karen my thoughts and prayers are with you. It's been too long since I've seen your both. But you never left my mind. Please share my condolences with your family.
Kathy Cano
Sep 11, 2019
Karen I am so sorry for your loss. John was a great guy with a loving family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you
Dave Stowers
Sep 11, 2019
RIP John
Dick and Diane Nelson
Sep 11, 2019
We are sorry to hear of the passing of John. We always enjoyed seeing you and John at the AMVETS. We will miss John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jodi Erichsen
Sep 10, 2019
Thinking about you all! I'm so sorry to hear this news! I'm so sorry for your loss! John was an awesome man!!!
Dave Austin
Sep 10, 2019
Very sorry Karen.John was a great
guy and friend
Karen Houston
Sep 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Malli
Sep 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. John loved you do much hold onto all your memories he helped you create such beautiful ones. Take care my friend hugs to you
Linda Anderson
Sep 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, Karen, and the loss felt by your family. Prayers, love and blessings for you always.