Dorothy E. Thomson, 88, of Nekoma-Woodhull, Illinois passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:30 A.M. at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. Dorothy was born on July 15, 1930 in Nekoma, Illinois, the daughter of Linus Sebastian and Selma (Bloomquist) Sebastian. She attended Nekoma Grade School, and graduated from Altona High School in 1948. She worked at John H. Best in Galva until her marriage to Donald E. Thomson on December 23, 1950 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altona, Illinois. Dorothy lived in Bartonville, Illinois for a few years, then Galesburg for 5 years, before moving “back” home to Nekoma in 1956. After the children were in school, she worked at the Galva Super Value for 10 years, she then worked 14 years in the Child Support Division at the Henry County Courthouse, and lastly 10 years as secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She is survived by her 4 children, Linda Torbert of Galva, Illinois, Sheri Wood of Galva, Illinois, Virginia Verscheure of Kewanee, Illinois, Randy (Pam) Thomson of Nekoma, Illinois; son-in-law Gene Stone; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Thomson; parents, Linus and Selma Sebastian; daughter, Diane Stone; daughter-in-law, Sherry Thomson; and 2 grandchildren, Shanna Thomson and Zachery Wood. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altona, Illinois. The funeral service will directly follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Altona, Illinois. Rev. Tim Anderson will be officiating the services. Memorial contributions may be left to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altona, Illinois. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida, Illinois is assisting the family arrangements.
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