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“I met Seth and Joanne at church in the 90's. I really got to know Seth several years ago when he asked Kim Nelson and I to clean for him. We would...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kari Brown - Rock Falls, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss seth was one of a kind we cared for him very much he will be missed in the neighborhood he loved talking to my son...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Wilson - Sterling, IL

“Hill family, Your well deserved reward has come Seth.Thank-you for your witness to all.You'll be missed until we meet again.Love to your family....Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Lilly - Sterling, IL

“Seth & family, Your well deserved reward has come Seth.Thank-you for your witness to all.You'll be missed until we meet again.Love to your family...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Lilly - Sterling, IL

“Seth & family, Your well deserved reward has come Seth.Thank-you for your witness to all.You'll be missed until we meet again.Love to your family. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Brian Lilly - Sterling, IL

“We are so sorry to hear this news- a beautiful story of a long life. Thinking of the entire family. Best wishes, George and Renee ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Wittemyer - Fort Collins, CO

“We will miss seeing Seth at church. He always greeted us so warmly with a happy smile. He was a generous man. Our deepest sympathy to your family. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Dick and Sylvia Schuchard

“Our deepest sympathy to your familySuch a great Godly man and always had a smile and a firm handshake ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Amanda Boone - Rock Falls, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Seth's passing. Seth was one of my favorite customers at my job. He would come in and see me and give us a hard time. Always...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Becky Eberle - Sterling, IL

“He was a loving, generous, hard-working man who loved God, his Family and life. We should all aspire to be like him. He'll be greatly missed! So...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Joanna Block - Olathe, KS

“As a teenager Seth was always there for me giving support. After leaving the Sterling area I would make occasional return visits and Seth would...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Samuel Gowan - Winter Haven, FL

“As we remember Seth, we can still see him sitting in the sound booth above the sanctuary at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene. No one ever...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis Frey - Newburgh, IN

“We are so very sorry for your loss Larry. Treasure those wonderful memories. You were blessed to have had such a wonderful man as your father. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Rhonda and Jim Reese - Sterling, IL

“Prayers and sympathy to Seth"s family. We have had many fun times together.You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Not enough room to mention all...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Betty Hollis - Sterling, IL

“I agree that Seth was wonderful at volunteering with his church.I remember that well. Also remembet his sense of humor and big smile. Glad he is in...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Paula Custer - Morrison, IL

“You will be missed ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Alice (Much) Shuman - Rock Falls, IL

“Goodbye for now Seth, one of a kind!Always a smile or silly joke. Thank you for your dedication & willingness to give back to others. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Larry & Fonda Wyatt - sterling, IL

“I loved when you would come to visit your niece Pam and her family. They all loved you so very much. I remember your love for cats, especially your...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Debbi Martin - Blue Springs, MO

“So very sorry to hear of Seth's passing. He was one of the great men and fathers from the Sterling Nazerene Church. I believe they all are having a...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Gowan-Werland - Maricopa, AZ

“We will miss Seth. He was faithful and willing servant! His life is to be celebrated! Bob and Jeanne ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Jeanne Wilcox - STERLING, IL

“Hill Family, So very sorry for the loss of your dad Seth. What a lot of great memories we have of him throughout the years! I will miss hugging him...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Julie Grell - Sterling, IL

“So sorry for your loss. Seth was a good and faithful friend. We always enjoyed him. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Fred & Barb South - Prophetstown, IL

“So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a great guy, always good for a laugh. Always had insightful things to say in Sunday School class....Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Harry and Mary Lou Seavey - IL

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STERLING – Seth D. Hill, age 90, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at CGH Medical Center after a short illness.

Seth was born February 16, 1930, the son of Harry and Olive Hill. Young and in love at the age of 19, Seth married Mary Joan Wilcke on April 22, 1949 in Mayfield, KY. They lived a long happy marriage before she passed on March 17, 2014. After serving in the United States Air Force in Alaska, Seth's second career began at Northwestern Steel and Wire, where he stayed for 33 years. Seth also managed his own business, Seth Hill Electric, finally retiring in 2012. Seth was a long-time member of Sterling 1st Church of the Nazarene, where he thoroughly enjoyed volunteering.

With all of his happiness and positive energy, Seth loved life and spending time with family and friends. He was dedicated to helping others and would even travel to do so, like when he and his wife Joan donated their time at Sun Valley Indian School. He also liked his travels to places like Great Barrier Reef, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Paris, France, the Caribbean Islands and Central America. Amongst the many things that life would throw at him, Seth particularly liked golfing, puzzles, boating, traveling, scuba diving, and keeping up with sports.

Seth is missed by his family, his three surviving sons Mike (Marcha) Hill of Fort Collins, CO, Larry Hill of Rock Falls, and Jeffrey (Sandra) Hill of Fort Collins, CO; 7 grandchildren, Jamison Hill, Shane (Corie) Hill, Michelle Roberts, Lorrain (Allen) McAlister, Kyle Hill, Joseph Hill, Alex Hill; 8 great grandchildren, Conlon, Elena & Emma Hill, Eddie Roberts, Gavin & Griffen McAlister, Annika & Charlieann Hill, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joan, sister Olive Hill, brothers, Ron Hill, James Douglas Hill, and Harry Hill.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, no visitation or funeral services will be held. Online condolences are much appreciated and may be sent to