FAIRBURY — Harold Lloyd Hish, 89, of Harbor Springs, Mich., formerly of Fairbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Sunday (July 7, 2019) at Pineview Cottage in Harbor Springs, Mich.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Fairbury, with Pastor Ann Champion officiating. Interment will follow the service in Avoca Township Cemetery, rural Fairbury. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Harold in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the local animal shelter of your choice.
He was born June 14, 1930, in Wilmington, the son of Luther Embry and Hatta Pauline Buchner Hish. Harold graduated from Fairbury Township High School, Class of 1948. After graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Ethleen Poshard on Dec. 4, 1948, at the Cropsey United Methodist Church, before moving to Nebraska. Jeanne was the daughter of Russell and Dorothy Spence Poshard. The couple celebrated 46 years of marriage prior to Jeanne's passing on May 11, 1994.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Jeanne, he was predeceased by two brothers, Luther Elvin and wife, Blanche Stybr Hish, and Wayne Eugene and wife, Helen Steidinger Hish.
He is survived by brother, Donald Ray and wife, Velda Kupferschmidt Hish, Bloomington; three daughters, Penny Hish, Elizabeth, Colo.; Lora Hish, Denver, Colo.; and Velda (John Eric) Kammermann, Charlevoix, Mich.; four grandchildren, Noel (Survi Parvatiyar) Kammermann, Sacramento, Calif.; Erika Kammermann (Patrick) Kilkenny, Charlevoix, Mich.; Jakoby Loughridge, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Nika Loughridge, Castle Rock, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Asha and Nila Kammermann, Sacramento, Calif.; Pearl and Violet Kilkenny, Charlevoix, Mich.; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
For many years Harold operated Harold's Drive-In, Fairbury, before his entrepreneurial spirit carried the family once again west to Vinton, Iowa, where he owned the Hish Sales Agency, a Montgomery Ward store, then on to Montrose, Colo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Versailles, Mo.; and finally moving to be closer to family in Charlevoix, Mich.
He is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, always full of wit and a friend to everyone he met. Harold was an avid outdoorsman in both field and stream, always at home in nature. He was also a loyal member of Lions Club International, the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited.