Hilda J. Jorn, 86


Hilda J. Jorn, 86, of Carlinville, died on May 14, 2024, in Carlinville.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at Airsman and Calvert Funeral Home in Virden. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Sacred Heart Church in Virden, with Father James Palakudy officiating.  Burial will follow at Virden Cemetery. 
Mrs. Jorn was born May 30, 1937, near Harvel, the daughter of Clinton and Ava (Williams) House.  She married her high school sweetheart, Don Jorn on Jan. 21, 1956, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Coffeen, and he survives.
Mrs. Jorn’s simple upbringing was typical of the greatest generation; she was educated in a one room schoolhouse and tasked with early morning and evening farm chores.  She and her husband shared the love of eight children.  The family enjoyed camping and Mrs. Jorn planned several outings every summer.  Her children got to visit most every Illinois State Park along with many hidden treasures, such as Burton Cave.  Finding hidden treasures at yard and estate sales was also a passion of hers.  She used this passion to help others, particularly Native Americans.  Collecting coats (especially children’s) and blankets during the summer months, she and her husband would drive them to South Dakota Indian Reservations each fall for many years.
In addition to her loving husband of 68 years, Don, Mrs. Jorn is survived by her sons Joseph (Karen) Jorn, Allen (Loretta) Jorn, James (Teresa) Jorn and Jerry (Missy) Jorn; daughters Caroline Jorn and Jean (Michael) McHenry; daughter-in-law Susan Jorn; 15 grandchildren; 26 great -grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son Vincent Jorn and daughter Janice Jorn; and all but three of her 13 siblings.
Flowers are welcome, but please consider a donation to Hilda’s favorite charity at www.redcloudschool.org Donations will be accepted by Airsman and Calvert Funeral Homes, Virden who is honored to be caring for Hilda’s family. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at airsmancalvert.com