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David Lewis Hill

February 1, 1956 — November 29, 2023

Side Lake, MN

 

David Lewis Hill, age 67 of Side Lake, MN, passed away Wed. Nov. 29, 2023.  He was born in Hibbing to Gene and Margaret “Sue” (Thornton) Hill.  Dave was a Chisholm High School graduate with the class of 1974.  He later earned his undergraduate degree from Hawaii Pacific University.

Dave began his military career when he enlisted in the Army in 1975.  In 1983 he joined the Marines and proudly served his country as a Sergeant until his honorable discharge in 1994.  After his retirement, Dave continued his service as a DAV advocate working alongside his brother Danny who was the MN State DAV Commander.  Together they were instrumental in passing the Minnesota State Property Tax Bill for Veterans.  In addition, they helped advocate a traumatic care wing of the Minneapolis VA for fellow veterans.  Dave proudly volunteered as a hospice caregiver for veterans, as well as a member of the Mid-Range Honor Guard.

Family meant everything to Dave, especially the love of his life, his Karen.  Together they enjoyed many adventures from traveling to pontooning on the lakes by their home.  Dave had a huge heart of gold and was a true gentleman.  He truly had the gift of gab and never met a stranger.  The family would like to thank the clergy and staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Dr. Okada and the emergency  staff at Range Regional Medical Center, Dr. Delich and the entire staff at the Hibbing VA Clinic who took exceptional care of Dave.  A special thank you to our friends for all the love and support throughout the years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen Frider-Hill of Side Lake, MN, children, Nichole Hill, Riverside, CA, Benjamin (Shelby) Hill, East Hampton, CT, Patrick Westerlund, Milwaukee, WI, siblings, Debbie Riddell, Coon Rapids, MN, Dawn (Keith) Jonas, Oak Grove, MN, grandchildren, Deagan, Lexis, Avery, Olivia, brother-in-law, Tim (Claudia Schneider) Frider, aunts, Elaine Tancabel, Phyllis Thornton, and Sandy Thornton, nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Micah), Eryn (Rick), Adam (Danielle), Nick (Allie), Alex (Haley), Alysa (Nick), Helen, Jenny, numerous great-nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Daniel Hill and brother-in-law, LeRoy Riddell. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Thursday Dec. 7, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Side Lake Community Columbarium. Mid-Range Honor Guard will accord military honors.

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

113 4th St SW, Chisholm, MN 55719

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Memorial Service

Thursday, December 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

113 4th St SW, Chisholm, MN 55719

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