Hilda M. Tomkinson,
age 88, of Portage, IN, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, 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.
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.
to the family may be made at