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Martha B. Hill

June 26, 1924 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 97)


Martha B. Hill, 97, of Aberdeen, SD passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at her home in Aberdeen.

Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Fr. Jeffrey Schulte officiating. 

Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake and rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

Burial is at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at

Martha B. Mock was born June 26, 1924 to Walter and Magdelena (Wolf) Mock in Aberdeen.  She attended St. Mary’s Parochial Schools and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1942.  Martha married Gust I. Hill on June 10, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen.  They made their home in Aberdeen and raised five children: Kathryn, Mary, Patty, Margaret, and Jim.  Martha was employed with Woolworth Stores and K-mart before she retired.  Gust passed away in 1996.

Martha enjoyed being a volunteer foster grandparent.  She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Martha was a member of St. Anns and the Catholic Aid Association.  She enjoyed bowling, word puzzles, and going to rummage sales.

Grateful for having shared Martha’s life are her children: Kathryn Prouse of Aberdeen, Mary Hill of Aberdeen, Patty (Mike) Walters of Ottawa, KS, Margaret Hixon of Strandburg, SD, and Jim (lifelong friend, Kathleen Daly) Hill of Aberdeen; brother, Fr. Tim (Bernerd) Mock of Mariannhill Mission , MI; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gust I. Hill; siblings: Alex Mock, Sr. Leonilla (Elizabeth) Mock, Sr. Clare (Mary) Mock, Genevieve Mock, Helen (Frank) Johns, Kathryn (Lynn) Sampson, Agnes Witkowski, Fr. David (William) Mock.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to St. Mary’s Church or the Roncalli School system.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


September 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Liturgical Wake Service with Rosary
September 16, 2021

7:00 PM
Schriver's Memorial Mortuary & Crematory
414 5th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Mass of Christian Burial
September 17, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
409 2nd Avenue NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

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