Richard ‘Dick’ Dean Hill

May 4, 1934 – February 23, 2024


LINGLE – Funeral Services for Richard “Dick” Dean Hill, 89, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Lingle Community Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rick Carroll officiating and Pastor Curtis Hill co-officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Richard, called Dick, passed away peacefully at his home in Lingle February 23, 2024. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday February 28, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the casket will be open prior to the service. Memorials can be made to the Lingle Fire Department. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Richard was born May 4, 1934, in Culbertson, Nebraska, the son of Adam and Eleanor (Wacker) Hill. He grew up and received the majority of his education in Lingle, graduating from high school in 1953. He married Lois Ann Oliver on Nov. 12, 1955, in Torrington. 

After getting married, Richard spent two years in the Army, serving most of that time in Korea. After his discharge from the Army, he began farming near Morrill, Nebraska, for a short time, and then west of Lingle. He farmed until his retirement in 1995.

In his spare time, Richard enjoyed hunting, bowling, tractor pulling and following his kids’ and grandkids’ sporting events. Richard was an avid Lira’s Restaurant patron, going on Thursdays for 40 plus years.

Richard is survived by his sister, Shirley (Barry) Flock of Torrington, brother, Jerry Hill of Sheridan, sister-in-law, Peggy Hill; children, Blaine (Vicki) Hill of Spring, Texas, Bruce (Jackie) Hill of Lingle, Brenda (Al) Unverzagt of Lingle and Bradley (Jenny) Hill of Lingle; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, brother, Marvin, sister-in-law, Susie Hill, and his wife, Lois, of 64 years.