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Mrs. Hilda (Kerner) Dhom, 101, of Newton passed away peacefully at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. Dean Probst celebrating Mass. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. In loving memory of Hilda, memorials may be made to St. Thomas school or church or Newton Senior Center. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Hilda was born on Sept. 11, 1915, in Jasper County, the daughter of Lou and Anna (Schackmann) Kerner. She married Vincent Joseph Dhom on Oct. 4, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1980.
Hilda lived most of her life in Newton after working in Wilmette and Winnetka, Illinois for a number of years. She held various offices in the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Thomas, was a lifetime member of the Home Bureau as well as a member of the Quilt Club and a volunteer for meals on wheels for Senior Citizens of Jasper County. Her passions included gardening, traveling, and being an accomplished seamstress. She joined the E.R. Moore Co. in 1956.
Hilda is survived by son, Norman (Gloria) Dhom of Sunnyvale, California; daughter, Dottie (Richard) Rhodes of Pekin; granddaughter, Kimberly (Mark) Klokkenga of Dunlap; Kristin (Ken) Greene of Beaverton, Oregon; and Gina Dhom of Eugene, Oregon. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Hilda was preceded in death by grandson, Todd Rhodes (killed in Iraq in 2006) as well as her parents and all her younger brothers, Andrew, Carl, Emanuel (Botsy) and Neil.
Published on June 6, 2017
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