Wilda Irene (Rhodes) Hege died May 29, 2022, at the age of 79 years, 11 months, and 12 days. She was born June 17, 1942 in Columbiana, Ohio to Mark and Ina (VanPelt) Rhodes. She married P. Harold Hege on October 17, 1964. They lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, various mission points, and, for the last year and a half, in Tremonton, Utah. She is a member of the Riverside Mennonite Church, Kenton, Ohio.
In her youth, Wilda chose to give her life to Christ. She served Him as a thrifty homemaker for her family and others—cooking, sewing, gardening, and tending house plants. Her life was enriched by extending hospitality and sending mail to others.
Wilda is survived by her husband, P. Harold Hege of Tremonton, Utah and her eight children: Regina (Mrs. David Horst) of Loma, Colorado; Nathan (Evelyn) of Tremonton, Utah; Crystal (Mrs. Carl Steiner) of Hawley, Texas; Seth (Grace) of Plainview, Texas; Lamar (Sheryl) of Deer Park, Washington; Lynn (Brenda) of Nortonville, Kentucky; Bethany (Mrs. Mark Shertzer), of Deer Park, Washington; and Jewel of Tremonton, Utah. She is survived by four sisters—Hazel (Mrs. Joel Mosemann), Eva (Mrs. David Weaver), Beulah (Mrs. Harold Petre), and Dorothy (Mrs. Don Cross). She is also survived by four brothers—Webster, Lee, Allan, and Carl; 52 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Harvey, by two grandchildren—Amber Horst and Trenton Horst, and by one great-grandson—Tyrell Horst.
Friends may call from 1:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 at the Home Arts Building, Box Elder County Fairgrounds.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at the same location.
Interment will follow at the Salt Creek Cemetery.
The family thanks the many friends and neighbors who have supported them in this loss.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home.