Spencer Hill, 44, Ellsworth

Spencer Hill, age 44 of Ellsworth, died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are 10:00 am Monday, June 9, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth; burial will follow at Homewood Cemetery north of Ellsworth. Visitation is Sunday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. Becker Funeral Home in Jewell is caring for Spencer and his family.

Spencer Burnell Hill was born March 13, 1970 in Ames to Burnell and Carmen Joan (Westwick) Hill. He grew up in Ellsworth, was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated from South Hamilton High School in 1988. He also was a graduate of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Spencer was a farmer and enjoyed many outdoor activities, including golf, snowmobiling, hunting and walking in the timber. He was an avid Iowa State Cyclone Fan. Spencer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.

Spencer is survived by his father, Burnell Hill of Ellsworth; sisters, Shelly (Bob) Rivera of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and Tanya (Steve) Baker of Des Moines; nephews, Capt. Robert Rivera of Quantico, Virginia and A. J. (Michelle) Harris of West Des Moines; niece, Lt. Stephanie Rivera of Fort Hood, Texas; and his aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Hill in 2001 and nephew, Brandon Sturdy in 2004.