Dr. Michael W. Hill, 65, of Marshalltown, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Services will be held Thursday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m., at St Henry Catholic Church in Marshalltown. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran, Marshalltown, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a vigil service to follow. Pursel Davis Funeral and Cremation Care is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.vogelfuneralhomes.com
Michael was born August 27, 1945 in Des Moines to Donald and Wanda (Glasgow) Hill. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended the University of Iowa, where he received both his BS degree and Doctorate of Medicine. After an internship at Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA, he completed residency in Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology at Stanford University in 1977. He completed a sabbatical in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, publishing one of the first chapters describing the disease. He practiced Head and Neck Surgery at the Wolfe Clinic in Marshalltown for 33 years. He created Tomorrow's Health and Midwest Aesthetics providing comprehensive facial plastic surgical services and healthy lifestyle management in West Des Moines, IA.
Michael married Julie (Jinx) Hendricks on May 27, 1972. They resided in Saratoga, CA before moving to Marshalltown in 1977. Four children blessed their marriage: Dr. Micah Saste (Sachin) of Menlo Park, CA; Jason of Boalsburg, PA; Charles (Julie) of Des Moines, and Esther of Boston, MA. He adored his three grandchildren: Lillian and Hendrik Hill of Des Moines and Michael Saste of Menlo Park. He is survived by his mother and father, Donald and Wanda Hill, sisters Donna (George) Dickerson and Janet (Rick) Calhoun and children Kayla and JP, sister-in-law Barbara Hill and niece Danielle, all of Des Moines, aunt Norma Glasgow and family of Atlanta, GA, and his many Hendricks family members.
Michael was a true renaissance man. Not only was he a skilled surgeon who cared for patients throughout Iowa and the nation, he was a gifted oil painter, stained glass artist, creative inventor and entrepreneur, and a legendary joke and storyteller. He was an invaluable asset to his community who touched and saved many lives through his surgical practice.
He loved being in the company of people and treated everyone he met as a friend with a sincere smile. He will be missed greatly by his children who knew him as a dedicated father, his family and friends who will miss his stories, his loyal staff, the communities he served tirelessly and his patients whom he treated with care, dignity, and respect. Michael was preceded in death by his brother, David, in 1994 and his grandparents Esther and Harvey Hill, Doris Anderson, and Beatrice and David Glasgow.
Tax deductable contributions may be made to the CFMC (Community Foundation of Marshall County) Michael Hill Memorial Fund. The funds will provide scholarship monies to students attending the University of Iowa Medical School and for local community betterment programs.