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Georgia I. Wilson
Georgia I. Wilson, 81, of Silver Cliff, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9 due to complications of pancreatitis.
Born in Gillett to the late George S. and Irene M. (Moore) Eklund on July 21, 1931, she was the youngest of six children.
Her family moved to Milwaukee in 1943 while all four of her brothers were in service during World War II. She married Warren L. Wilson on Oct. 19, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in El Paso, Tex., while he was stationed there during the Korean Conflict. She worked for the Laborer's Union Local 113, Milwaukee for many years, retiring in 1989, then moved to Silver Cliff where the family had vacationed since the 1960s.
She is survived by two daughters, Gayle (Mark) Hoffman of Eagle River and Carole (Alan) Walesh of Silver Cliff; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron and Sharlene Wilson; a brother-in-law, Merlyn Ehlinger and a sister-in-law, Betty Szymczak and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends, Lori Paulson of Silver Cliff and Pat Klingman of Milwaukee.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren in 2007; a sister, Donna; four brothers, Ray, G. John (Buddy), Dean and Robert and a granddaughter, Ellen Hoffman.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hwy. 32, Townsend from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Silver Cliff Cemetery. Weber Hill Funeral Home assisted the family.
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