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LaRue Elzer Hill
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A memorial service for LaRue Elzer Hill, 76, of Fletcher, will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Fletcher United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Trautman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Mr. Hill passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 in Lawton at the age of 76. LaRue Elzer Hill was born August 16, 1940, in Ferguson Corners, New York to LaRue Castner and Frances (Northrop) Hill. LaRue joined the United States Army in 1958 and served during the Vietnam War. After 20 years of service, he retired in 1978. He married Laudell Schein on September 2, 1980. The couple was married for 21 years when she passed away in 2002. LaRue married DeAnn Dees on July 16, 2005. The two have been married for 11 years. LaRue belonged to the Black Jack Pershing, VFW Post 1193, the American Legion Post 306, and the Oklahoma Christmas Tree Association. He volunteered at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery, the American Red Cross, and at the local schools helping children read. He was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church where he was the finance chairman and a lay speaker. LaRue dedicated his life to helping others and will be missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, DeAnn Hill, of the home; 2 sons: John Hill and his wife Birgit of Krauchen Wies, Germany and Thomas Hill and his wife Ines of Lepzig, Germany; 3 stepsons: Kenneth Schein and his wife Maureen of Canyon Lake, TX, Gary Schein and his wife Marie of Northlake, TX, and Michael Schein and his wife Georgia of Pocasset, TX; 1 stepdaughter, Kathy Nickerson of Butler, TX; 2 godchildren: Allen Kirk of TX and Marianne Magner of AL; 1 brother, Donald Hill and his wife June, of Penn Yan, NY; mother in law, Vida Ruth Culbertson, of Fletcher; grandchildren: Oliver and Andrea Gramsch, Anthony Hill, Jonathan and April Schein, Christina Schein, Lisa and Jimmy Doming, Laura and Jessica Fehmel, Shawn Schein, and Tracy Schein; great grandchildren: Annabelle and Linda Gramsch, Evalynn and Kairo Schein, Lachlynn and Lyndley Doming, and Brynley and Braxtyn Fehmel; and brother in laws and sister in laws: Alice Hill of NY, David and Janie Dees of Geronimo, Bailey Dees of Chickasha, Terrell and Lynda Culbertson of TX, Gentery and Sue Culbertson of Duncan, Charles and Trish Culbertson of Lawton, and Steve and Dianna Simmons of Marlow. He is preceded in death by his parents: LaRue and Frances Hill; his wife Laudell Hill; 1 brother, Jerry Hill; and 1 sister, Jane Hill.

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