Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

July 7, 2014

Hilda Siddens

Hilda A. Siddens, 94, of Altamont, died peacefully at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in Altamont with family near.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Clayton Vail officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, and for one hour prior to the time of the funeral services. Burial rites will be conducted at Arborcrest Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.

Memorials may be directed to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, The Golden Nutrition Center, both of Altamont, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.

Hilda Agnes Siddens was born Jan. 23, 1920, at her parents’ home in the Bethlehem Community, rural Altamont. She was the fifth child born into the Christian family of Gustav and Amanda (Stuemke) Wolff. Hilda grew up with brothers Wilbert, Edgar, and Frank and sisters Lydia and Lillian. Hilda was baptized and confirmed her faith at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was a lifelong member. Hilda received her education from the Bethlehem Lutheran School and married Elnor Donald Siddens on July 25, 1936 at Bethlehem by the Rev. M.O. Burkhart. Donald Sr. preceded her in death on March 30, 2004.

Hilda was most proud of her family and that she shared with her husband both the duties of raising the family and assisting her husband with their dairy and grain farming in rural Mason. She was very content to be on the family farm, and never ignored manual labor. In her spare time she enjoyed their family, the Bethlehem Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the Effingham County Farm Bureau Extension.

Her home life interests were especially quilting, and gardening both in vegetables and flowers.

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