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June 18, 1953 – Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Service Information
Big Coulee Ascension Church
Monday, October 8, 2012
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Big Coulee District Center
Fri, Sat. & Sun 10/5, 10/6 &
Beginning at 7 P.M.

Murray Michael Hill “Mato-Ska”, age 59, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

He was born on June 18, 1953 in Sisseton, South Dakota the son of Zachariah Hill and Josephine Starlight. The youngest of nine children.

Michael attended BC Day School and received his GED.

He married Nancy Little Hawk on October 21st, 1989. To this union six children were born, five daughters and a son. Another son Weston Hill
was born.

Mike was a fun loving guy, he made everyone smile and laugh. He had many friends and was called “Uncle” by so many young people.

Michael like to sing and play guitar. He sang duets with his mother in Church.

He also enjoyed hobbies, reading, playing Whist, was an avid Vikings
Football fan, Pow-Wows and Pow-Wow music.

In his younger years, he played softball as a pitcher and played Basketball. In 1980 he was a grass dancer and danced with his five
daughter’s throughout Indian Country.

He lived a good portion of his life in The Fargo-Moorhead area. He moved back to Sisseton, South Dakota in the early nineties.

Michael loved his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. Mike was special to all. He will be greatly missed and
remembered always.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, paternal grandparents: Louie and Mary Hill, maternal grandparents: Philip Louis and Louise LaBlanc, a daughter: Hanwiyapa Doreen Marissa Hill and three brothers: Kenneth Hill, Wellington BJ Hill, Tuffy “Vibert” White, three sisters: Evelyn Beetem, Iantha White and Doreen Hill.

Survived by daughters: Starlight, Mato-win, Morning Star and Micaela Hill of Rapid City, South Dakota; sons: Murray Hill Jr. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Weston Hill of Veblen, South Dakota; brothers: Milton Hill and Nathan Hill; sisters: Armantha White, Ruth Hill,
Katie Hill, Elreen Blue and an adopted sister: Sandra Keeble-Brant all of
Sisseton, South Dakota; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and

Funeral Services for Murray Michael Hill will be held on Monday, October 8th at 2:00 P.M. at The Big Coulee Ascension Church.

Filmore Simon, CLP and Pastor Milton “Nippy” Owen will officiate. Spiritual Leader will be Ron Cook.

Interment Big Coulee Ascension Church Cemetery.

Drum group will be “Cook Brothers” and “Big Coulee Choir”.

All night wakes will be held on Friday, October 5th, Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Big Coulee
District Center.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Nathan Hill, Milton Hill, Johnboy
Bursheim, Mary Hill, Mona St. John, Lucy Boardman, Lisa Nelson, Stacy Brant, Franklin Keeble Jr., Leonard Shepherd, Hokey Marks, Eddie “Edward” Blackthunder, Troy DuMarce Sr, Ray Luna, Chris Feather, Donavon King, Glen German Sr., Wayne German Sr., Ferral Phelps, Jason Biddell, Kenny Hill, Dean Renville, Benji Thompson, The rest of Mike’s friends and family, Raven
Twohearts, Lenora Haug, Andrea White, Lila Renville and Becky LaBelle.

Casket Bearers will be Mike Brewer, Sandra Keeble Brant, “Young Guns” (Joe Kohl Jr.), Murray M. Hill Jr., Lyric Hill, Delroy Hill, Cameron Hill-Charboneau, Zach Hill, Leighton Hill, Prescott St. John, Bob Beetem, Brian Beetem, Ricky Hill, Aaron Wozna, Sampson “Boo” White
and Paul White.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Myrna German-Thompson

    A gentle spirit, Mike, so kind. I will miss your visits to my office, my relative. Blessings on your journey to the spirit world…..

  2. LaVonne Renville

    Rest in paradise Mike. The boys will be happy to see you. God’s blessings to the family.

  3. Winona Thompson & Family

    Our sincere condolences from our family to yours. May the Creator give you all the strength to make it through this tragedy. Our prayers are with you.

  4. LaDonna and Waylon Phelps

    You were there in our time of need. Much love and strength to the family. We never know why things happen so fast. May there be comfort during this difficult time.

  5. Gerald Thompson Sr.

    Hau Koda de miye do:

    Your journey should be a well spirited one as you were gifted with the blessing of always being a friendly person when greeted. I was always glad to see you and tanhansi nathan because you always talked kiyo or wacipi. You will be missed by all who knew you.


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