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Thelma Hill

Thelma Hill (Johnson)

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Thelma Fern Hill passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019, her 95th birthday, surrounded by her family at Van Diest Medical Center. Services in celebration of her life will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 855 Main Street in Stanhope, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1 p.m., followed by refreshments at the church. Burial services will then be conducted at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center, 800 Willson Ave., Webster City.
Thelma Fern Hill was born on March 24, 1924 near Williams. She was the daughter of Fred and Tillie Johnson. She was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of the Lutheran church. In 1941, she graduated from Radcliffe High School and continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. After college she taught at an elementary school in New Providence.
She married Neel Hill on April 6, 1946 and moved to a farm near Stanhope. For over 65 years she was active in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. In addition, she volunteered at her children’s schools in the Stanhope and South Hamilton Community. In the late 1960’s she returned to teaching as a teacher’s aide in the South Hamilton middle and high schools.
Neel and Thelma spent many winters in Texas. In 2008, she moved off the farm and into Crestview Apartments in Webster City. Her hobbies included playing bridge and board games, needlework, cooking and making kringla for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Neel Hill; son, Kirk Hill; sisters, Verdelle (John) Brattebo and JoAnn (Calvin) Chalfant; brother, Fred (Helen) Johnson, Jr.; sister-in-law Mary (Marvin) Davis and her brother-in-law, Jim (Betty) Hill.
Survivors include her daughter, Neela (Bob) Kottmeier and her sons, Frank (Linda) Hill and Kenn Hill. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Rob (Katie) Kottmeier, Sarah (Shep) Hickey, Leanne (Mark) Carlson, Keenan Hill, Ethan (Taylor) Hill, Isaac (Brooke) Hill, and Chris (Rick) Lawson and her great grandchildren, John and Lila Kottmeier, Shep and Beckett Hickey, Henry and Nora Carlson, Abby, Emma and Charlie Hill, Everly Hill and Lance Lawson. Additionally, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Gene (Kathryn) Hill and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all of Mom’s friends and family who visited so faithfully and helped her during the last years of her life. We also want to recognize the members of the staff at Crestview Apartments, Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation and Van Diest Medical Center for their services and acts of kindness to our mother during the last weeks of her life.
Memorials may be sent to the Stanhope Community Library, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanhope, or any charity of your choice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Foster Funeral and Cremation Center
    Address
    800 Willson Ave
    Webster City, Iowa 50595
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  • Service

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Our Savior's Lutheran Church
    Address
    855 Main Street
    Stanhope, Iowa 50246
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Ethel Sonja Wicks Monstad

Posted at 05:39pm
We enjoyed so much our visit with Thelma and her family last summer . The video will keep memories alive from my last cousin.
May hun rest in peace . Am so thankful for Thelma's loving spirit and concern for her family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Neela on Monday as you say farewell. Condolences from Ethel Sonja Wicks Monstad and family, Bergen Norway
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Rick, Christi. And Lance Lawson

Posted at 10:34am
Out thoughts and prayers are with the Hill Family
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Posted at 08:55am
With love and sympathy, Ed Kottmeier & Family, Judy & Jim Kottmeier & Family
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Thelma and her family on this difficult day.
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Jeanine Graham

Posted at 01:19pm
Aunt Thelma was a beautiful lady, inside and out. May many wonderful memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Love, Jeanine (Davis) Graham
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