Obituary: Lois Marie Hillegonds

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November 24, 1941 – November 23, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Lois Marie HillegondsLois Marie Hillegonds, nee Van Schouwen, age 80, of Dyer, IN, went home to her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, one day shy of her 81st birthday. III John 1:4 was a treasured family verse for her. Beloved wife of almost 62 years to Robert T. Hillegonds. Loving mother to Dale (Camie), Carl (Kristin), Frank (Rachel). Devoted grandmother of Trevor (Emily), Ty (Emily), Jaime (Benjamin) Pirus, Kyle, Derek, Jack (Megan), Luke, Jason, Libby, Jonathon. Adoring great-grandmother to Fern, Theodore, Eowyn and two more on the way. Dear sister of Laura (late Lawrence) Vos, late Doris (late Glen) Chisholm, Susan Van Schouwen, Becky Van Schouwen and Terri (John) Durnbaugh. Kind aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Dorothy (Scholl) Van Schouwen and her step-mother Jennie (Scholten) Van Schouwen.

Lois was a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and they enjoyed her very much. Lois took great pleasure in attending grandchildren’s sporting events and concerts. Lois was active in Bible studies and church functions. She had a way of making everyone feel loved and cherished.

Lois served in Calvinettes for 28 years as counselor, head counselor, president of the Illiana Council, and as a member of the International Calvinette Board in Grand Rapids. Lois worked at 1st National Bank in Lansing, Deloitte & Touche LLP as assistant to the CEO, and Holland Home as admissions coordinator.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian school of your choice.

Visitation, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 4–8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Funeral Service, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Oak Glen United Reformed Church, 2244 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL with Rev. Ed Marcusse officiating. A private family burial service will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.

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