|September 02, 1920 - October 13, 2010|
|Visitation: 3:00-6:00p.m., Sunday October 17, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: 10:00a.m., Monday October 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: , at Roselawn Cemetery |
|Zelma E. Wilson, 90, a resident of Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, passed away Wednesday October 13, 2010 at the center.|
Services will be 10:00am, Monday October 18, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be 3:00-6:00pm, Sunday at the funeral home, with a Pythian service at 3:00pm. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Moline. Memorials may be made to Pythian Sisters or Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan.
Zelma was born on September 2, 1920 in Rock Island, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Muschutt) Dobbelaere. She married John D. “Jack” Wilson on September 28, 1940 in Rock Island. Jack preceded her in death on September 7, 2010.
Mrs. Wilson had been employed as a clerk at the Rock Island Courthouse in the records division for 19 years. During World War II, Zelma had been employed by the Rock Island Arsenal.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan, Milan American Legion Auxiliary unit 569 and the Pythian Sisters- Blackhawk Temple 254.
Zelma loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed bowling, traveling and dancing.
Survivors include her sons and daughters in law, Harry C. and Julie Wilson, Milan, John L. and Cecelia Wilson, Milan, Glenn D. and Janet Wilson, Milan; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Paula Martin, Laura Varney, Anna Zobrist and a brother, Albert Dobbelaere.
Harry, John, Glenn and the entire Wilson family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the lost of your Mother. I worked with your Mom at the Records Division at the Court House many years ago. She was such a wonderful lady. She made each day fun, filled with stories and laughter. I will miss her smiling face and kind heart. Your family will be in my prayers. God Bless all of you.
-- Bonnie McManus
i knew zelma when she was in oak glen in coal valley. she was a friend of my mom barbee. mom and her sang you get a line i got a pole together. zelma was a wonderful and loveing person. may she rest in peace and i know is happy to be with jack again. u have my sympathy.
-- melanie beintema hicks
Zelma, my Zelma: How I loved this woman. First off, I knew her from church and then Mom and her worked together and then the bowling. She absolutely tore me up. We bowled with one another and then years later, my daughter Traci Carothers bowled with her and fell under her spell. Just know, I always think about her and Milan will not be the same with her gone, as my life will have yet another hole in it. Just know, I adored her.Sending you boys much love and a hug to boot. Jain Partlow Coyne
-- Jain and Marty Coyne
Harry, John and Glen I am so sorry to hear of the loss of both your parents. The last time I saw them was when I brought Mom Rachel)from Arizona for a visit about 3 years ago. I always enjoyed their humor and stories. They made me smile alot.........
-- Gale Swinford Garcia