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John E. Hite

April 4, 1921 November 20, 2006
John E. Hite
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Obituary for John E. Hite

John E. Hite, 85, of rural Vinton, died Monday, November 20, 2006, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, November 25, 2006, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton with Pastor Mark C. Urlaub officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. Visitation will be held at Russell Funeral Home on Friday, November 24, 2006, from 5 to 8 PM, and also one hour prior to services at the church.
John was born April 4, 1921, in Vinton, the son of Elmer and Emma Bordewick Hite. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton in 1940. He married Esther Ann Soderbloom on December 14, 1968, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton.
John’s lifelong occupation was farming, and he also raised Black Angus cattle. He retired in 1981.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton and the Benton County Farm Bureau.
John is survived by his wife, Esther Ann, of rural Vinton; and his cousins: Patricia Fischer and her husband Karl of Naples, FL; Joan Koontz of Cedar Rapids; Betsy Hadley and her husband Richard of Vinton; and John Fischer and his wife Michelle of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund.


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