June 2, 1924 ~ May 6, 2022

Born in: Kamp-Lintfort , Germany
Resided in: Mansfield, Texas

Hildegard Koons of Mansfield, Texas passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022, at the age of 97. Hilde was born in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany to Bergmann Mathias and Agnes Hostar Dahm on June 2nd of 1924.
At a young age Hilde joined the German Air Force during WWII. She later married John Koons on December 4, 1954. They were happily married for 67 years.
Hilde was a devoted homemaker, wife, and mother.
She is preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
She is survived by her husband, John Koons of Mansfield, Texas, son Brian Koons and wife Debbie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, daughter Linda Whitener and husband Mike of Midlothian, Texas, three grandchildren Sheree Koons, Ashley Whitener, and Jason Whitener and wife Caitlyn, additional grandson Rory Golden and wife Emilie and their children Kade and Emma, brother Karl Heinz Dahm of Kassel, Germany, and sister Elenore Neese of Palm Bay, Florida and several generations of nieces and nephews.

Services

Public Visitation: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Graveside Service: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211


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  1. CandleImageHilde was a treasure! She was blessed with a long life and lived through a lot of history both in Germany and the USA. Was a blessing to visit her childhood home and church with Linda and Mike a couple years ago. Hilde or Nana as she was known in the family welcomed the Whitener clan (and there are a lot of us) with open arms when Linda and Mike got married. We have spent many holidays and family occasions together over the years. We will miss her but know that she is being reunited with those who have gone before her.

    • CandleImageOh Kathy,

      Now you have me teary-eyed. Thank you so much for all you do for us. You know she loved the entire Whitener clan! I’m so grateful that our two families became one as they did. I think she and your Dad (aka “Oma” and “Archie”) are getting caught up on their shenanigans again. I also think our Moms celebrated their first Heavenly Mother’s Day together.

      Mom will be missed very much!!

      Love you my dear sister (in-law).

  2. CandleImageBeing the first granddaughter of Hilde and John is an honor. She always held me to a very high standard and wanted the best for me. Living in Oklahoma all of my life I remember going to Mississippi for a week or so and spending it with nana and Pawpaw and have amazing memories until I started getting home sick and wanting to stay home around the age of 8. Nana was a very strong woman and very stubborn and I know I have some of those traits and got them from her. I am so grateful for the woman I am and I know I owe this in part to her. I will miss my conversations with her but I know that if I ever do get married as she so wished for me to before she passed she will still be with me during that time in my life because she will forever be in my heart. Nana I hope I can continue to be the woman and grand daughter that you will continue to be proud of me in heaven. Love you so much!! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

    • Sheree,

      I am so glad that you called and was able to talk to Nana one last time. I’m sure she heard you. She did love you very much. I know they had a great time when you went to Mississippi over the summers.

      Love You,
      Aunt Linda

  3. Kim and I are praying for you and your family. You are very dear to us. Clearly your mom lived a full life and overcame some significant events during her lifetime. May God bless you with strength and comfort.

    • Phil and Kim,

      Thank you so much for your post. My Mom did see a lot in her 97 years. Y’all were always so welcoming when they came to visit in Florida.

      Love you all,
      Linda

    • Shannon,

      Thank you very much! I could not have made it through this time without you and AlevCare.

      Thank you to all that assisted us!
      Linda

  4. CandleImageSeeing Hilde and John every Sunday was a delight. Hilde said what she thought, and meant what she said. Her opinions were never a secret, and that’s one of the things I loved about her. We had some of the most wonderful conversations. I will never forget her.

    • Thank you Ms. Schulz for your message.
      You are exactly right, you always knew where you stood with her. She was an amazing woman. I hope I have some of her traits and can age as gracefully as she did.

      I know she loved the congregation at church.

      Thanks for taking the time to put a message out here.

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