Robert L. Hille, 80, 2608 Atwell St., Stevens Point, a former UW-SP professor, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Zion Lutheran Church in Tigerton.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, until the service.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Hille was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Tigerton, a son of the late Max and Helen (Glaeser) Hille. He graduated from Tigerton High School in 1950, where he was a member of the basketball team and was later inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.
After high school, he served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956.
Following his military service, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater).
He was married to Betty Krienke on Aug. 30, 1958, in Split Rock. She preceded him in death.
In his early career he taught high school in Clintonville, Wisconsin Rapids and Neenah. In 1967, after obtaining a master’s degree from Colorado State (Greeley), he accepted a position at UW-Stevens Point (UW-SP). He subsequently earned a doctorate in education from the University of Montana (Missoula), later becoming chair of the Department of Business Education at UW-SP. He retired in 1998.
Survivors include one daughter, Darcy Hille, Philadelphia, Pa.; one son, Tom, Stevens Point; one sister, Ella Forrest, Tigerton; and one brother, Martin, Tigerton.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Art and Ervin “Cappy.”