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David Michael Hill
January 15, 1952 -- March 17, 2018
David Michael “Mike” Hill was born January 15, 1952 at Achenbach Memorial Hospital in Hartdtner, Kansas, the son of Archie “Bud” Hill and Doris Faye Hill, and went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Kiowa District Hospital in Kiowa, Kansas.
Mike grew up in Kiowa and attended Kiowa Public Schools, graduating from Kiowa High School in 1970. After graduating from Wichita State University with a Business Administration Degree, he returned to Kiowa to resume his chosen profession in the cattle industry as well as farming. On December 22, 1980 Mike was joined in marriage to Janice Meyer of Kiowa and in 1987 they were blessed with the birth of their son, Brian.
Mike became a licensed cattle buyer and spent many long days at sale barns to buy the highest quality cattle possible for his customers, as well as for himself. His favorite way to end the day was to drive through his cattle in the pasture, counting, checking for any possible problems and just enjoying the nature around him. Eventually his vehicle of choice was a Buick Park Avenue.
Mike’s family and friends were very important to him throughout his life. He always tried to be there to help when needed.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Faye Hill and his brother, Kent.
Surviving Mike are his wife, Janice of the home; son, Brian Hill and wife, Tami of Kiowa and granddaughter, Caroline; brother, Ron Hill and wife, Mary of Medicine Lodge; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral sreice for Mike will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Kiowa Congregational United Church of Christ with burial to follow in Hardtner-Elwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. There will be no public viewing. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to Congregational UCC, Kiowa District Hospital or Heartland Hospice through the funeral home.