Elaine F. Hill

Elaine F. Hill (nee Crotteau), age 88 of Oconomowoc, passed away on June 26, 2013. She was the beloved mother of eight children: Steve (Reva), Jay (Tetiana), Teri, Greg (Laura), Suzanne (Louie) Fratini, Tim (Maureen), Mark, and Shelly. She also was the loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Marge Gavin, and other loving relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her hardworking and loving husband, Billy J Hill, M.D.

She was born and raised in Merrill. At age 18, she bravely moved to Ohio to complete nurses training through the Womenís Army Core. Elaine and Bill met working at a hospital in Washington and were married on July 2, 1948 in Seattle, Wash. They lived briefly in North Carolina and Michigan before settling in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Elaine left nursing to devote her time, love and patience to raising her family. She volunteered many hours at St. Petronille Elementary School and especially enjoyed tutoring in reading. Elaine also volunteered at Mercy Hospitalís gift shop in Chicago, where she became the main merchandise buyer. Later in life, she and Bill often traveled throughout the United States to visit family and celebrate events with their children and grandchildren. Elaine was a devoted Catholic, and enjoyed time with family, gardening, reading, theater, world travel and bird watching.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, yet lives on in the hearts of all those she touched.

A memorial Mass will be on Friday, July 5, at the chapel at Shorehaven Lutheran Home in Oconomowoc at 1:00 p.m.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the chapel from noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Oconomowoc Food Pantry, P.O. Box 832 Oconomowoc, WI 53066 or to the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.