Obituary: Phyllis Joy Hill
March 10, 2023
Phyllis Joy Hill, 80, of Tamarack passed away Feb. 23, 2023, at her residence. She was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Sauk Centre. She grew up in and attended school in Hermantown. Phyllis was united in marriage to James Rudolph Hill on July 31, 1982, in Tamarack. They lived in Eagan, and retired in the 1990s to their lake home on Round Lake.
She worked as a physical therapist assistant and as a bartender at Whispering Pines.
In her younger years, she enjoyed league bowling. Phyllis served as president, secretary and treasurer for the Round Lake Community Club, and volunteered for many local groups and organizations. She enjoyed playing bocce ball and cribbage, snowmobiling, cooking and baking. She was an avid Elvis Presley and Minnesota Vikings fan; she loved the color purple and chocolate. Phyllis had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hjelmer and Arminta (Gravelle) Helmer, and her husband, James R. Hill, in 2020.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Dale (Gini Sorbo) Niemi, Pamela Ferguson, Sheri (Ron Lennartson) Balen, Becka (Kevin Hoffman) Niemi, Harlan (Jenny) Hill and Heath (Alyssa) Hill; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Niemi, Gloria Bradley and Marlene Shaw; her dog, Max; and many other special relatives and friends who mourn her passing.
A Celebration of Life will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Bann's Bar & Restaurant, 18870 Goshawk Street, McGregor MN 55760.
Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services of McGregor. To leave a message of condolence, visit Banns Bar & Restaurant, 18870 Goshawk Street, McGregor MN 55760.
Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services of McGregor.
Pine Knot News, March 10, 2023