In Memoriam: Hank Dill (Dec. 29, 1977 – Aug. 14, 2021)

August 2021 Posted in Uncategorized

Hank (Henry) Broderick Dill was born Dec. 29, 1977 at Travis Air Force Base, California to Ernest and Henri Dill. When he was six, his father retired from the Air Force and moved the family to Mount Angel, Oregon.

His school years were spent in Mount Angel. He graduated from John F.Kennedy High School in 1997 where he excelled at all sports. He went to work for Miles Chevrolet in Woodburn and found his niche in sales. From a young age, he worked in his family’s antique business, Engelberg Antiks, in Mount Angel and Salem. He became knowledgeable in antiques and estate sales. He acquired the antique store in 2020 and it prospered due to his innovative ideas and helping people find their treasures and a few gems they didn’t even know they desired.

Hank loved spending time and sharing his experiences with his nephews. He loved finding a unique antique and bargaining with customers. Sometimes he would even flip a coin to see if he should take an offer on a piece of merchandise. He believed in second chances.

We are thankful he was able to take his dream vacation with his family to Hawaii. Hank loved jumping off the high cliffs into the oceans. His mother told him to be careful and his response was,“It’s better to die doing something you love, but just in case remember I love you”.

We love you too and will miss you always.

He passed away peacefully on Aug. 14 at 6 a.m. with his family by his side. Hank is survived by his parents Ernest and Henri Dill of Mount Angel; his siblings, Lori (Randy) Lathrop of Mount Angel, Bryant (Pamela) of Germany, Lena Dill of Mount Angel, Traci (Tony) Buller of Silverton; nephews Jonathan, William, Alexander, Kyle, Brogan, Dalton, and Grayson. He was preceded in death by his nephew Taylor. The downtown Salem community, including all the customers and antique dealers of Engelbergs will miss his smile and crazy ways.

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