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Services Wednesday for Hilda M. Tomkinson

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Hilda M. Tomkinson, age 88, of Portage, IN, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, in Valparaiso, IN.

She was born in Miller, MI, on September 4, 1928, to Hugh and Lily (Hill) Sharpe.

Hilda is survived by her husband, Philip “Pat” Tomkinson of Valparaiso; sons, Robin A. Hood of Burns Harbor, IN, Chuck (Cheryl) Hood of Westville, IN, Rex Hood of Valparaiso, IN and Carl (Elaine) Hood of Plano, TX; daughter, Marjorie (John) Judy of Valparaiso, IN; step children, Tim Tomkinson of Chesterton, IN, Tracy (Dave) Kenley of AZ, and Kim (Richard) Ludwig of GA; brother, Keith (Janet) Sharpe of Chesterton, IN; sister, Thelma Kraft of Portage, IN; sisters-in-law, Linda (Randy) Hunt and Shirley Sharpe; brother-in-law, Wayne Tomkinson; grandchildren, Bryan Hood and Kevin (Julie) Schmidt, Jon and Cami Hood, Rex Hood Jr., Rachel, Joseph (Erin), Dawn and Stephanie Hood, B.J. and Grace Hood, Shane (Joanna) Nelson and Steven (Angie) Nelson, Trey, Erika and Darien Judy and Shilo Rippe; step grandchildren, Taylor Tomkinson, Erin (Dave) MacDonald and Billy (Megan) Balderson and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Norman and Donald Sharpe.

Hilda greatly loved the outdoors; she especially enjoyed camping and gardening. She was an avid bowler and loved roller skating. Hilda was a fan of all types of sports and teams, Go Michigan! She enjoyed spending time with family and loved visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved traveling with her husband and had been overseas several times. She and Pat were also very involved together in community activities.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Interment will follow at Swan Lake Cemetery in Michigan City, IN.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 9/19/2016





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