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Theresa (Nendick-Hipsman) Kline joined her much-loved John Kline on May 6, 2021 when she didn’t awaken that morning after a life well-lived. 

A true Irish gal, Theresa liked holidays, sharing her table with anyone needing a good meal served on nice plates. She cooked with lots of John’s hand-grown veggies and prime beef on the Helmar Road farm.  Truth be told, she really enjoyed going out to dinner, whether it be to a pub or to her favorite Moose club.

A long-time Women of the Moose member, Theresa rose to Senior Regent, devoting hours and hours to raising awareness of Mooseheart. She had a lifetime love of painting, having started by coloring sepia photographs in the early fifties, moving to small crafts in the 60s and onto craft shows galore. She enjoyed Wickenburg AZ with John for many years and took particular joy in her many terriers, seemingly all called Bridget.

Theresa was preceded in death by her husband John C. Kline; her parents Edmund J. and Anne (Rooney) Nendick; her brothers Arthur, Edmund, Thomas and Dan; as well as sisters, Peg Patrick and Annie Kralicek. Also preceding her was her first husband, John Hipsman.

Surviving are her children, Barbara (Bob) Springer of Kent, Ohio; Donald (Stephana) Hipsman of Vero Beach, Florida; Jim (Jacquie) Hipsman of Wautoma, WI; Beverly (Randy) Harmes of Helmar and John (Jennifer) Hipsman also of Helmar. Surviving, too, are grandchildren who will miss her welcoming hugs- Kevin, Kyla, Jacob,Derek, Jillian, Katherine, Blair, Anna, Michael, Garret and Sara. Seven great grandchildren also survive including Kaya Martinez, Landon, Carson, June, Liam, Wesley and Walker.

Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, Illinois.

A Catholic service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 Walnut St., Yorkville, Illinois.

Covid precautions will be followed including masks indoors. 

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, or (630) 553-7611.

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