John Hill

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 21, 2008

John H. Hill, 81, of Adams, Minn., died on June 18, 2008 at his home.
John was born on Feb. 26, 1927 in Alexander, Iowa, the son of John and Alta (Yaw) Hill. He attended and graduated from the Alexander High School and went to Iowa State University, shortly there after he entered the Navy and was stationed at San Pedro, Calif.
On Oct. 15, 1948 he married Gloria Mae Ehlo at the Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams. They lived in Austin, Minn. For two years and then moved to the family farm in Adams in 1950, where he resided until his death. John was the Grand Marshall in the 2007 June Dairy Days parade in Adams. He served on the DHIA board, Marshall Township board, Mower County Planning and Zoning Commission and the A.D.A. board. He was also a 4-H leader.
John also had a top dairy herd in Mower County. He loved working on his farm with the dairy herd and crop farming. He loved to show cattle, fish, and hunt, do wood-working, riding horses, riding mules and driving mules and his dogs.
John is survived by his wife: Gloria Mae Hill, Adams, Minn.; children: John Douglas (Deb) Hill, Claremont, Minn., Barbara (Lowell) Franzen, Lyle, Minn., David (Vickie) Hill, Waseca, Minn., Marjorie (Kevin) Bartholmey, Adams, Duane (Missie) Hill, Adams; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Alta Hill, one sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A private family service will be held at the Adams Funeral Home with Pastor Shari Mason officiating. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

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