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Dorothy M. Wilson

December 10, 1917 — September 26, 2014

Dorothy M. Wilson

GARNER – Dorothy M. Wilson, 96, of Garner, formerly of Crystal Lake, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner with Rev. Robert Snitzer officiating. Burial will be in Crystal Township Cemetery in Crystal Lake.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner and will continue on hour prior to services at the chapel.

Dorothy Mae Wilson, the daughter of Lewis and Hannah (Jefson) Hanson, was born December 10, 1917 on a farm north of Miller. She attended the rural schools of Madison Township in Hancock County until the eighth grade. On March 8, 1935 she was married to Forest R. Wilson in Bethany, Missouri. They lived in Crystal Lake where their raised their family. Dorothy worked at Winnebago Industries, Stitchcraft plant, for over twenty years, retiring in 1971. She and Forest wintered in Texas and Arizona in their retirement years. After Forest passed away in 1993, she continued to live in Crystal Lake until moving to Garner in 2004. She enjoyed cooking, canning and was an immaculate house keeper.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake.

Dorothy is survived by her three children, Garry (Mary) Wilson of Crystal Lake, Colleen (Bill) Gerhrke of Lawrence, KS and Gregory Wilson of Garner; four grandchildren, Tony (Annette) Wilson, Wendy (Dean) Harms, JoAnn Kibbee and Monte Gehrke; great-grandchildren, Summer Wilson, Samantha Wilson, Danielle Buns, Paige Buns, Nacole Kibbee, Kevin Kibbee, Amber Jackson, Whitney Gehrke and Carter Gehrke; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian (Duane) Ramsussen of Clear Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Forest; brothers, Milton, Ernie, Dwayne, Earl and Raymond Hanson; sisters, Lula Schroeder, Pearl Pinkerton and Mary Stewart; and an infant sister, Laura Hanson. CATALDO FUNERAL HOME (641) 923-2841 www.cataldofuneralhome.com
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Visitation

Sunday, September 28, 2014

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Garner Chapel

160 East 4th Street, Garner, IA 50438

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Monday, September 29, 2014

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Cataldo Funeral Home - Garner Chapel

160 East 4th Street, Garner, IA 50438

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