James Rudolph Hill, 79, of Tamarack, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 29, 2020 in Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta. James was born September 30, 1941 in Duluth to Walter and Julia (Kotka) Hill. James attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1963. James went on to become an Auditor for the Federal Government Defense Department. James was united in marriage to Phyllis Helmer on July 31, 1982 in Tamarack. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards (especially cribbage), living on the lake and especially spending time with his family and friends. James will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
James is preceded in death by his parents.
James is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Hill; children, Harlan (Jenny) Hill, Heath Hill, Becka (Kevin Hoffman) Niemi, Sheri (Ron Lennartson) Balen, Pamela Ferguson and Dale (Ginny Sorba) Niemi; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; special cousin, Bob (Joyce) Ellingsen and his dog, Max.
A celebration of James’ life will be held Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 4-6 PM at Round Lake Resort and Bar, 16469 Goshawk St., McGregor, MN 55760. To leave an online condolence, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor.
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