Hill, Dorothy D.
MADISON -
Dorothy D. Hill, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at the Harmony Home, Madison. Dorothy was born on Sept. 27, 1913, in Durand, the daughter of Wiliam and Marie (Luebker) Strese. She grew up in Durand, and was a graduate of Durand High School and received a degree in home economics at the University of Menominee (UW Stout). While teaching in Mondovi she was credited for starting the first boys home economics class. She also started the first hot lunch program in the state using government surplus food. Later she taught at the vocational school in Wausau. Dorothy was united in marriage to Edwin Hill on Au. 9, 1941, in Durand, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1979. They resided in Madison for 18 years before moving to their home on Lake Pepin. Dorothy was active in girl scouts and Our Lady Queen Of Peace Catholic Church, Madison. After moving to Pepin, Dorothy and Ed started the Citizens for a Clean Mississippi (CCMI) in 1976. Its mission was to improve the quality of the river for future generations. The group grew to more than 3,000 members. She maintained her position as president until the present. Dorothy was also instrumental in starting a volunteer program to assist residents at the various nursing homes in Pepin and was a volunteer driver for the elderly and disabled in Pepin County. Dorothy enjoyed fishing, reading, painting, knitting, sewing and crocheting. She made afghans for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Stephen (Mary) Hill, Waterloo; her daughters, Sarah (Luis) Escobar, Guatemala, Margaret (Byron) Shaw, Amherst Junction, and Dorothy (Frank) Trinkl, Muskego; grandchildren, Jeffery (Terry Hiltz) Shaw, Daniel (Mary Sobota) Shaw, Richard (Mary Beth) Trinkl, Edwin (Lucia) Escobar, Rebecca (David Crislip) Hill, Deborah (Oscar) Hernandez, Christine Trinkl, Luisa (Jose) de Matheu, Kathyrn (Brandon) Johnson and Eric (Karla) Escobar; 13 great grandchildren; and her sisters, Thalice (John) Nicklas, Durand and Ruth (Leo) Stephens, Port Washington. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, William, who died in World War II. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison, with Monsignor Kenneth J. Fiedler presiding. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Pepin, at a later date. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3325 E. Washington Ave.
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