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Obituary of Michael Joseph Hill
Michael Joseph Hill. 77, of Rock Falls IL, died peacefully on December 23, 2022 at home, surrounded by his loved ones. Michael was born December 1, 1945 in Chicago IL, the son of George and Lucille Hill.
After serving in the military from 1967-1971, he worked at Elgin Mental Health Center for approximately 25 years before retiring.
On July 21, 1994, he married Sandra Jean Karsten in Wisconsin. After retiring, they moved to Rock Falls, where they were locally known as “The Dancing Couple”.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin IL, and The Big Red Church in Sterling, IL.
He was a fisherman and enjoyed woodworking. He studied computer programming at Elgin Community College.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Sandie; two sons Michael (Michelle) Hill and Elliott Hill; one daughter Michelle Hill; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 12PM January 7, 2023 at The Big Red Church, 311 Second avenue in Sterling, with Pastor Jeff Coester, officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral at The Big Red Church from 10AM-12PM.
A memorial has been established. Memorials may be given to the family during visitation or can be sent to Schilling Funeral Home, P.O. Box 592 in Sterling IL, 61081, and will be forwarded to the family.
In Loving Memory
1945 - 2022
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