May 10, 1929 — September 27, 2022
Berdella Jean Fathauer, 93, of Assumption, IL, passed away at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, Sep- tember 27, 2022 in St. Maryís Hospital, Decatur, Ill. Graveside services will be held at noon on Wednesday, Octo- ber 5, 2022 in Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield, IL with a reception following. Memorials may be given to organizations that Berdella chose to give to during her life: St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, Kemmerer Village, the Christian Church of As- sumption IL, or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research.
Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.
Berdella was born on May 10, 1929 in Burkhart Township near Stonington, Ill, the daughter of A.C. ìCamî and Ruth (Clark) Ashinhurst.
She attended Taylorville High School and graduated from Tuscola High School in the Class of 1947. She married Carlos William ìC.W.î Fathauer on December 24, 1947, in Taylorville. Together they enjoyed traveling, boating on Lake Shelbyville, and attending farm and air shows. Berdella was a homemaker for more than 70 years and a bus driver for Assumption School District. She made many lasting connections with those children during her 17 years of driving the kindergarten, special needs and vocational routes.
Berdella was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed crocheting, also. She was a member of Center Methodist Church and attended the Christian Church of Assump- tion. She was a volunteer at Fairhavens Nursing Home in Decatur. Berdella was the last Fathauer of her generation. She was a loving mother to her daughters, Pamela Sue Du- mond of Altoona, Wisc., Carla Jean Cazzell (Michael) of Vin- cennes, Ind., and Paula Kaye Clements (Doug) of Assump- tion, Ill.; and son, Dennis William Fathauer of Charleston, Ill.; grandchildren: Nathan Hockgeiger (Barbara), Jeremy Hockgeiger (Hannah), Alexandria Donoho (Grant), Wesley Dumond (Sara), and Garrett Clements (Lena); great grand- children, Joshua Hockgeiger, Olivia Hockgeiger, Karoline Hockgeiger, Kallahan Hockgeiger, Colin Dumond, Rowen Dumond, Caden Donoho, and Lucas Donoho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, C.W. Fathauer on April 3, 2018; brother, Daniel Ashinhurst; and son-in-law, Roger Dumond.
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