Obituary for Bernice Hill
Bernice Katrina Hill, 96, of Platte, SD passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Platte Care Center Avera. Funeral Services are 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte. A Committal Service will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery, rural Platte. Visitation will be held at the Church prior to services on Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Bernice Katrina Hill was born in Ida Grove, Iowa on October 13, 1920 to George, Sr. and Florence (Johnson) Hill. The family relocated to Platte, SD in 1925. She attended the South Dakota School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, SD from the age of seven until graduating in 1940. Bernice was employed at Swift Packing Company until moving to the farm north of Platte in 1945. She resided on the farm with Reuben and Florence Harding until moving into Platte in 1970. She became a resident of the Platte Care Center in 2015.
Grateful for having shared in Bernice’s life: her son, Larry (Marcia) Hill of Fremont, NE; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren: Scott Hill of Elkhorn, NE, Kurt (Tobi) Hill – Elizabeth, Derek, Benjamin, Samantha and Danelle of Wahoo, NE, Alisa (Travis) Schleuter – Nicole and Hunter of Hooper, NE and Daryn (Jamie) Hill – Mariah and Lincoln of Fremont, NE; along with many nieces and nephews.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; step father, Reuben Harding; three sisters: Verna (Helmuth) Hauck, Mildred Hill and Ruby (Melvin) Hoffman; and two brothers: George Hill, Jr. and Robert Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bernice’s honor may be directed to: Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 472, Platte, SD 57369.
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