Arvo Matt Hill

Published Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:36:19 AM Central Time
ronwood Daily Globe

IRONWOOD -- Arvo Matt Hill, 89, of Ironwood, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 17, 2005, in Hurley.

He was born June 12, 1916, in Kimball Township, Wis., son of the late Vernor and Ida (Valli) Hill. He attended the Lincoln School in Hurley, Wis.

He operated a dairy in Kimball, and was a meat cutter at the Kimball Co-op store there. He also was employed by the Roddis Mill and the Zontelli Mining Co. before moving to Arizona because of his health.

Arvo was employed for 10 years by the City of Tempe, Ariz. He lived in Page, Ariz., for a few years, and then moved to Globe, Ariz., where he was a bus driver for 16 years for the Globe School System until retiring in April, 1981 and moving to Ironwood Township.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ironwood, and loved fishing and gardening.

Arvo was united in marriage to the former Tyyne I. Myllykangas of Iron Belt, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood. She preceded him in death Feb. 11, 1986.

Surviving are two stepsons, William (Virginia) Heikkila, of Globe, and LeRoy (Darlene) Heikkila, Kimball; two stepdaughters, Ellen Saari, Kimball, and Ruth (George) Vallone, Oma, Wis.; 11 step-grandchildren, 28 step-great-grandchildren, and numerous step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Lila) Hill, Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Irene Reader, Hurley; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Arvo was preceded in death by a brother, Toivo; two sisters, Frances Torbleau and Aili Wiemeri; and two step-grandsons, Gary D. Saari and David Heikkila.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood, with the Rev. Francis Strong, officiating.

Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Interment will be in Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Relatives and friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Arrangements are with the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home Inc. of Ironwood.