Edward I. Hill, 81, of Humboldt, passed away July 26, 2012 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery at Hardy.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Edward Irvin Hill, the son of Almer and Anna (Johnson) Hill, was born March 13, 1931 on the family farm in Humboldt County. Ed attended country schools and graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1948. Ed enlisted into the United States Air Force where he received radio and radar training. While stationed in Mississippi, Ed met Dorothy Graves and the couple was united in marriage on June 5, 1954 at Turnertown, Texas. While in the Air Force, Ed was stationed in England and traveled throughout Europe. Following his honorable discharge, he went to work for Brantiff Airlines. In February of 1958, Ed and Dorothy returned to Humboldt County where the couple farmed until moving into Humboldt in 1994. Mrs. Hill passed away in May of 1999 and Ed continued to maintain his home until moving to Springvale in 2004. He became a resident of Long Term Care in September of 2010.
Ed was a life long member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Hardy and recently a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Ed was an avid John Deere man and enjoyed attending thresher reunions. He also enjoyed winters spent with Dorothy in Arizona and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. He liked gospel music and supported many religious charities. In later years, Ed stayed busy with jigsaw, crossword, and jumble puzzles and reading.
Mr. Hill is survived by his daughters, Dianna (Nick) Stallmann of Hospers and Kris (Rick) Pederson of Humboldt; grandchildren, Travis Pederson of Dakota City, Courtney Pederson and Miranda Pederson both of Humboldt, and Scott Stallmann and Kyla Stallmann both of Hospers; his brother, Amos (Janice) Hill of Humboldt; sisters, Mary (Ray) Husted of Humboldt and Jan (John) Peterson of Humboldt; and his sister-in-law, Pat Hill of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Almer and Anna (Johnson) Hill; his wife, Dorothy; and his brother, Art Hill.