Dina Hill, 70, of Ely, dies

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 20

Bernardine “Dina” Hill, 70, of Ely passed away at her home on January 11, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dina was born on Dec. 2, 1947 to Bernard and Dorothy (Kobe) Hutar in Ely MN. She graduated from Ely Memorial High, Class of 1966.
Dina married Richard “Dick” Hill on January 19, 1968. On the day of her passing they were 8 days shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Together they raised three children: Sandy, Cory and Rich.

Dina enjoyed many things in life but was especially fond of her “therapy” at the casino. She was an avid fan of the Twins, Vikings and loud music.
Dina’s home was always open where everyone was welcomed, loved and fed. Her greatest joy was becoming a Grandma to Monica, Cody, Brendan, Kyle, Blayne and Madison and a Great Grandma to Skyler Joy and Callie Corrina.
Dina was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Her faith carried her through her life, especially during the illness. She knew Jesus would be waiting for her in paradise.

She is survived by her husband, Dick, children Sandy (Barney) Lakner, Cory (Cliff) Noble, Rich (Jackie) Hill; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of Ely; siblings, Greg (Kathy) Hutar, Celia (John) Guillemette, Rosie (Vic Gustafson) Hutar, Dortz (Bob Furniss) Winsor and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her very special lifelong friends, Patty Vukelich and Kevin Richards who she loved as her son.

She is proceeded in death by her parents and brother Bobbo Hutar.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.