Arlys Hill, 81, of Dell Rapids, SD went home to be with Jesus on May 10, 2020. A private funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in the River Community Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery, Lake Norden. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Arlys Elaine Drovdal was born on May 4, 1939 to Arthur and Evelyn (Mitchell) Drovdal in Summit, SD. On July 6, 1961 she married Silas M. Hill. They lived in Chicago, IL, Watertown, SD, Albertville, MN and Monticello, MN. In 1972 they moved to Howard, SD. Arlys worked various jobs including waitressing, nursing assistant and her most enjoyable job of being a Senior Companion. In 1993 Arlys and Si moved to Elbow Lake, MN to retire. Arlys moved to Madison, SD in 2005 after Si passed away to be closer to family.
Arlys enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Some of her fondest memories were summers spent at Pelican Lake in Ashby, MN. She also loved crafting and working with the elderly.
Grateful for having shared her life are her three daughters, Vicki Everett of Duluth, MN, Kathy (Bart) Blake of Dell Rapids, SD and Heidi Hill of Rapid City, SD; her grandchildren, Chris (Sandy) Drovdal, Jenny Everett of Duluth, MN, Zach (Laura) Hill of Green Bay, WI, Kayla (Jarrod) Brower, Kendall (Jesse) Olson and Nick (Merry) Hill of Sioux Falls, SD, Aaron (Kelsy) Blake of Harrisburg, SD, Brittani (Kylie) Walters of Fleetwood, PA, Eric Asbury of Feasterville, PA and Elizabeth Asbury of Rapid City, SD; her great-grandchildren, Emma, Addyson, Jordan, Baylee, Calvin and Baby Girl Olson to be born in September 2020, Mackenzie, Kylie, Brooke, Kane and Jonathon and her brother, Ken (Irene) Drovdal of Mandan, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Si, her son, Rick, her daughter, Trudy, her brother, Gene and an infant sister, Karen Faye.
Memorials may be directed to River Community Church, Dell Rapids or West Central Baptist Church in Madison, SD.