Hildred A. Wechsler


ROCK FALLS — Hildred A. Wechsler, 93, of Rock Falls, formerly of Sterling and Dixon, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Sauk Valley Senior Living & Rehabilitation in Rock Falls. She was a house mother at the Dixon State School prior to her retirement.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, until time of funeral services and Moose Lodge ceremony at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Brandon Nelson, of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

Hildred was born May 25, 1924, in Carmi, the daughter of Henry L. and Laura (Martin) Pyle.  She married Lowell Wechsler on Aug. 7, 1991, in Dixon. Hildred was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon and Sterling Moose Lodge #726. 

She is survived by her husband, Lowell Wechsler, of Sterling; six children, Mike (Rosie) Jones, Donna (Larry) Smithhart, both of Carmi, Linda (Jeff) DeOrnellas, of Byron, Georgiann Clevenger, of Dixon; Roger (Cindy) Clevenger, of Dixon; one step-daughter, Sheryl Hall, of Rock Falls; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Clevenger; one brother, Glen Pyle; one sister, Hazel Anderson; one step-daughter, Sharon Simpson; one step-son, Brian Wechsler; and one grandchild.

A memorial has been established.

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.