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Martha Ann Dahmit
(December 9, 1938 - November 19, 2012)

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Martha Ann Dahmit


Age 73 of Coal City, formerly Lemont, passed away Monday evening November 19, 2012 at Westbury Care Center in Lisle.

Born December 9, 1938 in Chicago, Martha was a daughter of the late Arthur and Olga Rehr-Kiesow. She was raised in Westmont and graduated from Downers Grove High School with the Class of 1956. On September 6, 1958, Mart married Charles K. "Chuck" Dahmit in Bethel Lutheran Church in Westmont and he survives. Mart worked as an accountant for Western Electric, prior to raising her family. She later gained employment with Rockwell International in Downers Grove, where she worked until her retirement in 1995. Mart enjoyed bowling, traveling and gardening, and she had a great love for animals. Mart will be remembered for her Christmas Eve gatherings, in which she hosted for 54 years. She was a tremendous cook, and cherished the time spent cooking for, and being with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years: Charles "Chuck"; two daughters: Debbie (Tom) Zeiger of Plainfield and Sandy (Mark) Chipman of Morris; five grandchildren: Tom (Nikole) Zeiger of Oswego, Sarah (Brian) Wildenhain of Morris, Nikki (Mike) Jacksa and Kevin Zeiger (fiancé Amanda Crisman), both of Plainfield and Mark Chipman of Morris; six great grandchildren: Tyler Zeiger, Katilynn Wildenhain, Dylan Zeiger, Mason Jacksa, Brielle Zeiger and Brianna Zeiger; two sisters-in-law: Arlene Kiesow of Clarendon Hills and Cheryl (Greg) Anderson of Pocatello, Idaho; one niece Michelle Kiesow and three nephews: Bill Kiesow, Tim (Michelle) Anderson and Steve Anderson.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; brother Bill Kiesow and aunt Dorothy Johnson.

The family will receive friends on Friday November 23, 2012 between the hours of 4:00PM and 8:00PM at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block North of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow Saturday morning November 24th at 10:00AM in the funeral home. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery and pallbearers will be: Tom Zeiger, Kevin Zeiger, Mike Jacksa, Brian Wildenhain, Mark Chipman and Bill Kiesow.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mart's memory to Morning Star Mission, 350 East Washington Street, Joliet, Illinois 60433 ( or The Animal Cruelty Society, 157 West Grand Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60654 (

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815/634-2125)


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