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Dorothy Hinde Dallinger
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1920
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 2008
De Kalb
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA


Dorothy H. Dallinger, 88, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at her home.
She was born Jan. 12, 1920 in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Howard C. and Ina (Mauk) Hinde. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence in 1938 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Park College in Parkville, Mo., in 1942 and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1949. She married Carl A. Dallinger on August 21, 1949, in Independence.
Dorothy was a teacher for nearly 40 years. She taught high school English in Hays, Kan., during World War II and served as a nurse aid for the American Red Cross. She then received an invitation to join the Speech and Communications faculty at the University of Dubuque and again at the University of Iowa. When she and Carl moved to Normal, Ill., she taught Speech at University High School and when they moved to DeKalb in 1965 Dorothy taught English and Humanities at DeKalb High School until her retirement in 1980. In addition, she coached girls' basketball, directed school plays, published school newspapers and yearbooks and coached debate teams and solo speakers for competitive speech events. She was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts.
After retiring, Dorothy began a second career as a volunteer.
She served on the board of the American Heart Association; the AARP Board, serving as secretary for two terms; the Family Service Agency where she chaired the Senior Citizen Committee and served on the Personnel and Executive Committees; the Elder Care Service from its origin, serving as president; the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Foundation, serving as president, treasurer, and secretary. She was a member of the Nursing Home's Auxiliary for 30 years and edited a monthly resident newspaper. She volunteered at the DCNH Ice Cream Shop and presented weekly "Story Hours" to the residents. "Story Hours" were accompanied by three to four dozen freshly baked cookies.
Dorothy was a member of The Friends of Barb City Manor. Dorothy lived at Oak Crest Retirement Center for 22 years where she served on its Volunteer Service Corporation Board, edited a monthly newsletter, transported residents to medical appointments, assisted with feeding at each evening meal in the assisted-living dining room and volunteered in the Shoppe at least once each week. Oak Crest residents also enjoyed a weekly "Story Hour" with freshly baked cookies.
At Ellwood House Dorothy was docent, member of the Coach House Committee and assisted in decorating the school room.
Dorothy was a member of Chapter DX of P.E.O. where she served as president of the local chapter, president of the Fox Valley Round Table and on the Planning Committee for the P.E.O. State Convention in 1988. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1965, Dorothy has served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, president of the Women's Association, chair of Church Circle, and member of the Mission and Social Services, Library and Food Pantry committees.
Dorothy was humble and unassuming about how she served in so many ways. However the DeKalb community has over the years recognized her work with the following awards: 1988 Member of the Year ? Women of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1988 Humanitarian Award ? Northern Illinois University Foundation, 1989 Good Samaritan Award ? Oak Crest Retirement Center, 1991 National Community Service Award ? AARP, 1995 Oak Leaf Award ? Oak Crest Retirement Center, 1999 Certificate of Appreciation - DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, 2002 Woman of Accomplishment ? Athena and 2007 Heroes of DeKalb County Award ? Boy Scouts of America.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, in 1996, and her brother, Thomas Hinde.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Dallinger of Evansville, Ind.; her brother, Howard P. Hinde of Houston, Texas; and her sister, Helen Wade of Independence, Mo.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb with the Revs. Blake Richter and Karen Herbst-Kim officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Westminster Church and prior to the service Saturday from 2-4 p.m. There will be dinner served at the church following the service. Internment of cremated remains will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established for Dorothy H. Dallinger in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O, Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115. Donations may be made to DeKalb County Hospice, Westminster Presbyterian Church or DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Care.
Dorothy's family wishes to thank the loving care given to her by DeKalb County Hospice and for the love and support of her friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Oak Crest Retirement Center, Chapter DX of P.E.O. and DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

Published in the Daily Chronicle from 10/25/2008 - 11/2/2008

Oakwood Cemetery
De Kalb
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Peg Allen Arnold
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
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