Jim Marts Hill Sr.

James Marts Hill Sr. March 9 1928-January 20 2021

 

Jim Marts Hill, our beloved father and our hero, went to be with TheLord unexpectedly on Jan 20th, 2021. Born of parents

Carl and Bernice Hill, our dad andhis older brother Dick, were born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska.

It was also in Lincoln that dad met his future wife Mary Ellen Lindholm (our mom!) and where they both attended The University Of Nebraska. Dad was the Strength Coach for the Athletic Department and went on to became “Mr. Midwest” in Body-Building. Something that our dad was very proud of!

Jim and Mary graduated with degrees in Education, and both became teachers. They raised black angus cattle, but traded cattle for kids. Six of us, five girls, andoneboy, who proudly bears his name.

Dad loved his family, The Lord, and The Nebraska Cornhuskers. During football season,dad  our brother Jim Jr. watched or attended every game, something Jim Jr. passed onto his only son, David.

Our father never remarried after his marriage to our mom ended after 25 years. He went back to breeding cattle, andis listed in The Black Angus Hall of Fame for breeding registered angus.

He also made the biggest decision of his life when he moved to Largo Florida in 2017. After selling his cattle once again, dad said it was “A Dream Of A Lifetime” moving to Florida after living

in Nebraska his whole life. His love of the water, and watching the boats go by was something dad could do for hours. His loved seafood and sweets, cherry, pecan pie along with cheesecake, were his favorites.

Dad also loved taking regular drives to the beach or park, and

he always seemed to find people to talk to. Of course, those rides were better if we first stopped by Wendy’s for chili or a small Frosty.

Dad was also known for his “Dadisms”, and us kids remember those sayings on a regular basis. His favorites were “The Ship Won’t Sink”, “Mornings are the Best Part of the Day”, “Heres to Mud In Your Eye” (while drinking coffee). And lastly,

“Wheres Nancy?” Dad loved us all so much and we will miss him every single day, until the daywhen we are all united in Heaven! Love you dad!!

Love Cindi, Jim, Karen, Nancy, Linda, and Maria.


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