WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- MaryLou Wilson, 68, died Saturday Dec. 9, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a short illness.
Services will be held at the Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.
Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Hillsboro, Wis., the daughter of Cyril Welford and Helen Margaret Brandon Wilson. She married Alfred L. Wilson on May 12, 1856, in Dubuque.
She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1950. During the Korean Conflict she worked at the Badger Ordinance Plant at Baraboo, Wis. and later with the Wisconsin Power and Light Company in Milwaukee, Wis.
She enjoyed bowling, genealogy and was active for many years with Girl/Boy Scout and 4-H.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred; a daughter, Lucinda ''Cindy'' Wilson of West Liberty; three sons, twin sons, Timothy Wilson and his wife, Jana, of Nebraska City, Neb. and Anthony Wilson of Wichita, Kan. and Michael Wilson and his wife, Robin, of Moscow; nine grandchildren, twins, Kathleen and Andrew, Anthony Lee II, Rose Marie, Dakota Ryan, Christina Lynn, twins, Tiffany Dawn and Stephany Dyan, Kimberly Rae; a twin sister, BettyLou Martalock of Hillsboro, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sibling.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Frank A. Wilson, 77, of Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine.
Services will be at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Mansfield will officiate. Pallbearers will be Glen Kurz, Paul Reeb, Clyde Evans, Jim Jensen, Marvin Hinrichs and Cecil Vandygriff. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ.
Mr. Wilson was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Cedar County, the son of Henry and Flora Collison Wilson. He married Virginia Martin on Sept. 21, 1945, in Iowa City.
He graduated from Wilton High School. He served his country during World War II in the United States Air Force from 1943 to1945.
He was a lifelong resident of the Muscatine area. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
He retired from working at John Deere after 33 years of service in 1980. He dearly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Muscatine; one daughter, Judy McAreavy and her husband, John, of Muscatine; two sons, Marvin Wilson and his wife, Toni, of Nichols, and Roger Wilson and his wife, Lu Ann, of Muscatine; six grandchildren, Thomas Wilson, Tandi Blake, Mark Wilson, Jason McAreavy, Josh McAreavy and Johnny McAreavy; three great-grandchildren, Zach Wilson, Alex Wilson and Clay Blake; three sisters, Beverly Lenseth of Wilton, Gloria Norbery of Orange, Calif., and Karen Hart of Wilton; three brothers, Robert Wilson of Chicopee Falls, Mass., Arland Wilson of Davenport, and Marvin Wilson of Hollywood, Fla.; and two half brothers, Lyle Oveson of Arizona and Lynn Oveson of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
WAPELLO, Iowa -- Genevieve Luella Wilson, 89, of Wapello died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington.
Services are at Fairview Church in rural Wapello. The Rev. Chris Thomas will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson was born on Aug. 26, 1912, in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Tom and Reba Krotzer Blish. She married Elisha Lambert on March 10, 1930, in Burlington. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1970. She later married Ralph Wilson on Feb. 18, 1972, in Wapello. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1981.
Her family moved to Burlington, where she spent her school years.
She and husband, Elisha, lived about one-half mile east of the Fairview Church in Louisa County, where she participated in the total farm operation, doing everything from feeding the animals to harnessing her own team of horses to cultivate corn.
She was active in the Farm Bureau, a weekly quilting group and other organizations. She was involved in various arts and crafts projects. She was a fine cook and homemaker.
Survivors include her nephew, Melvin Phillips and his wife, Fay, of Kingman, Ariz.; two great-nephews, Thomas Phillips of McClean, Va. and Robert Phillips of Valparaiso, Ind; and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; an infant daughter; a son, Joseph Benjamin 'Bennie'; twin sisters, Faye and Fern; two brothers, William who was killed in action in World War II and Scott; and her parents.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Lilia Piedad Valladares Wilson, 84, of Muscatine, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at the Muscatine Care Center.
Services will be at the Church of the Living Water, 3120 Park Avenue West. The Reverend Mark Anderson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Joseph Ramer, Christopher Ramer, Jack Wilson, Richard Sessler, Bill Leddy and Tom Lee. Honorary Bearers will be Edward Hill, Garry Birkhofer, Andrew Anderson, Ethan Anderson, Nick Pollock and Cran Pollock. Burial will be 11 a.m. at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Monday, January 28, 2002.
Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Living Water or the Muscatine Care Center.
Mrs. Wilson was born on March 27, 1917, in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of Victor Manuel and Piedad de los Dolores Valladares Garcia. She married Dr. Thomas Courtney Wilson on July 27, 1957, in Havana, Cuba. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Lilia Valladares Wilson graduated from the Municipal and International Conservatories of Music in Havana, Cuba in 1948, with degrees in Music Theory and Music Performance, after which she received a scholarship from Chilean pianist, Claudio Arrau in to study at his studios in New York City and later received another scholarship from his assistant Rafael de Silva. Arrau wrote at that time: I have heard Miss Valladares play and she shows great musical and pianistic talent. I feel sure that she can, with development of her talents and further study, become one of our great future pianists.
While studying piano, Mrs. Wilson worked as a proofreader in English, French, and Spanish at the United Nations. After studying with Professors Arrau and de Silva for five years, she made her debut with the Havana Symphony Orchestra, after which Mrs. Wilson concretized in her native Cuba and in the United States.
Mrs. Wilson and her husband fled Cuba in 1959, and settled in Muscatine, Iowa, where she performed many concerts locally and in the surrounding communities.
During her more than 40 years as a teacher, she taught piano to many promising, young students in Havana, Cuba, from her home in Muscatine, and at Muscatine Community College. She was active member of the Muscatine Artists in Action and had many of her original paintings exhibited at local art shows. In October of 1995 she proudly became a citizen of the United States.
She was an honorary member of the Musicians Club of America; and member of the Iowa Arts Council, Muscatine County Museum and Fine Arts Association, Pro Artes Musical, the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra Association, and the Church of the Living Waters.
She accepted life's struggles with graceful elegance and a smile on her face, entrusting her fate into God's hands. She will always be remembered as an inspiring teacher, talented artist, loyal friend, loving aunt, and humble servant of God.
She is survived by one sister, Margo Perez and her husband, Jose, of Fort Madison; four nieces, Mirta Ramer, Mrs. Linda Lamb, Mrs. Robin Edwards, Mrs. Judy Baker, all of Muscatine; one nephew, Jack Wilson of Muscatine; two great nieces; seven great nephews and special friends Tina Pollock of Chesterfield, Missouri and Donna Lentocha.
VINTON, Iowa -- Medaine E. Wilson, 78, Vinton, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton.
Services were at the Overton-Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home, Vinton. Burial was at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Mount Auburn.
Mrs. Wilson was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Mount Auburn, the daughter of Ralph and Alta Sellers Gardner. She married Arthur A. Wilson Aug. 16, 1941, in Waterloo.
She attended school in Mount Auburn. She and her husband lived and farmed near Mount Auburn until retiring and moving to Vinton in 1992.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning.
She was a member of Mount Auburn United Methodist Church, Rebecca Lodge, Past Grands Lodge and Cedar No. 5 Club.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Duane Wilson and wife Lindy of Muscatine and Doug Wilson and wife Kim of Mount Auburn; a daughter, Cheryl Thayer and husband Jim of Eldora; seven grandchildren, Sunny and Brian Wilson, Kristin, Bridget and Matt Gore and Lisa and Amy Schnieders.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Don Gardner.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Isabel L. Wilson, 90, of Muscatine, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Riverbend Nursing Home.
Services will be at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. James Trosen will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jack Wilson, Gary Baker, Greg Lamb, Bill Leddy, and Fred Edwards. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Faith United Church of Christ.
Ms. Wilson was born March 23, 1912, in Muscatine, the daughter of Thomas Perry and Genevieve Mary Ellis Wilson.
She loved to travel and read. Participated in the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Survivors include her one brother, Richard H. Wilson and his wife, Margaret, of Muscatine; one sister, Mary Koenigsaecker Ross, of Muscatine; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jack, Ellis, and twin brother, Courtney.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa -- Shirley Wilson, 69, Columbus Junction, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at her home after a courageous battle cancer.
Services are at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction. Burial will be at the Cambrian Cemetery, rural Columbus Junction.
Mrs. Wilson was born on Feb. 7, 1933, in Washington, the daughter J. William and Grace Arthur Robertson. She married William O. Wilson on May 30, 1953, in Mount Pleasant.
She had taught elementary school for 32 years in the Olds, Mediapolis and Columbus Junction Community School System, retiring in 1995.
She was a Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Cotter Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Chapter R, TTT, the Louisa County Retired Teachers Association, Cedar Crest Country Club and the Wyman Community Club.
She was a loving mother and devoted grandmother and avid fan for all of her grandchildren?s activities.
Survivors include her children, Stephen Wilson and his wife, Carol, and Ann Fletcher, all of Crawfordsville, Fay Jay and her husband, Mark, of Cotter, Julie Heindel and her husband, Tim, of Columbus Junction; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Robertson and his wife, Jean, of Washington; a sister, Janet Miller and her husband, Stan, of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Patricia Wilson of Darien, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Effie Christina Wilson, 84, Wapello, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, in Springfield while visiting a niece.
Burial is at Long Creek Cemetery, rural Wapello.
There will be no visitation or services. The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, Wapello, is handling the arrangements.
Miss Wilson was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Wapello, the daughter of Ora Elmer and Nellie Anna Pontzius Wilson.
She graduated from Wapello High School.
During the war years, she worked for the FBI in Washington D.C. After returning to Wapello she was a secretary for W.O. Weaver and later graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in home economics. She then worked for several years in the food service at the University of Illinois. She moved to Juneau, Alaska and was on the governor's staff and also assisted a missionary couple. She spent many summers at Christian camps in the Southwest and one summer with missionaries in Argentina. In retirement, she moved back to Wapello.
She was an active Christian throughout her lifetime. She was most recently a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Wapello. She was also active with the Girl Scouts and 4-H girls.
Survivors include a sister, Lillian Wilson of Wapello; two nephews and two nieces and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Nellie and Patricia.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Lillian Esther Hiller Wilson, 84, (formerly of Muscatine), a resident in the Meth-Wick Community, Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Meth-Wick Community, after a long illness.
Funeral Service will be at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Dr. Hal Green will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Mrs. Wilson was born on March 17, 1918, in Muscatine, the daughter of Henry Christian and Lillie Matilda Othmer Hiller. She was united in marriage to Willard Wilson on June 9, 1940, in Muscatine where they lived until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1992.
Lillian was a graduate of Muscatine High School and Muscatine Junior College.
Lillian was an active member of Chapter FC, P.E.O. and the Wesley United Methodist Church. She enjoyed community volunteering.
She was an excellent seamstress and treasured her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Reininga and her husband, Herm, of Cedar Rapids and Julie Ridge and her husband, Tom, of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Reininga and his wife, Kristi, Brett Ridge and his wife, Aleks, Allison Brunk and her husband, Troy, Nicole Ridge, and Gregory Reininga and his wife, Chalise; six great-grandchildren, Madison and Kaylee Reininga, Andrew Ridge, Trevor and Hunter Brunk, and Jackson Reininga.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, her parents, and one sister, Henrietta Latham.
Janet Lucile Wilson Askam, 79, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Muscatine, passed peacefully from this earth to her heavenly home on August 22, 2008, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
Funeral Service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Ostrem of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiates. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the interment a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church, 513 Sycamore, Muscatine, IA 52761 or the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 11735 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, in memory of Janet.
Her Arizona Service will be at the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church with a reception to follow.
Janet was born on March 28, 1929, in Wapello, the daughter of O. Carl and Erma L. Trible Wilson. She married Herbert W. Askam on April 6, 1946, in Muscatine.
She was employed by Huttig Manufacturing Company for several years before going to work in the accounting department of Monsanto Company until her retirement in 1993.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine and the North Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, the Muscatine Women’s Bowling Association, the city, state and national 600 Bowling Clubs, city, state and national 700 Bowling Clubs, the Iowa Women Bowling Writers, Women of the Moose and numerous other clubs. She kept a very active life serving at her churches, traveling, cake decorating, bowling, doing photography, writing, poetry, and quilting. More than anything she dearly enjoyed spending time with her family. She had a gentle, loving spirit and a wonderful gift of encouraging and helping those in need.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Askam Whitton, and her husband, Dennis; a granddaughter, Megan Kisor; two step-grandchildren, Kevin Whitton and Kelly Whitton and her husband, Sung Moon Jang, all of Scottsdale; three sisters, Dolores Stover and her husband, Arthur “Archie”, of Durant, Carlene Morrison and her husband, Charles “Chuck”, of Letts and Anna Mae Schmelzer and her husband, Howard, of Muscatine; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Heuer; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Cyril Reynolds; her maternal and paternal grandparents; her husband, Herbert; one son, James Richard Askam, in infancy and two sisters, Marjorie Jean Wilson, in infancy and Wilma Heuer.
George David Wilson Jr., 64, Beardstown, died on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at home.
Memorials may be made to Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post No. 1239 in Beardstown.
George was born on July 21, 1944, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of George David and Virginia Ruth Quin Wilson Sr. He married Sandra Kay Duckwiler on October 15, 1965, in Beardstown. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2004.
He graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1962 and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from July 1965 until May 1967. He was a member of Guthrie-Pierce VFW Post in Beardstown and the VFW Post in Havana.
He was formerly employed with Purina and later Oscar Mayer both in Beardstown and then with KLLM Trucking and Sharkey Transportation.
He enjoyed attending events at both VFW Posts in Beardstown and Havana, hunting, fishing, visiting and teasing his grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Georgia McAtee and husband, Ed, of Ainsworth and Sandra Kay “Susie” Bottens and husband, Greg, of Beardstown; a son, George David 'Davy' Wilson III and companion, Chrystel McGuire of Crawfordsville; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann Hovendon and husband, Bill, of Rushville and Crystell Bartlett and companion, Gary Greeling, of Granite City; a brother, Earl E. Wilson of Portland, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a great-granddaughter, MaKayla, and two brothers, Claude and Chris Wilson.