Wilson, Vera_copy

JANUARY 22, 1940 – MAY 1, 2016

Vera Wilson, 76, of Aberdeen and formerly of Bison, passed away May 1, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 10:30 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison with Pastor Tera Lowe officiating. Funeral arrangements are being made through Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon and Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon.

Vera Gay Foss was born on January 22nd, 1940 in Lemmon, SD to Hugh and Ida (Anderson) Foss. She graduated from Lemmon High School in 1958 and received her LPN certificate from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Pierre, SD. She worked at Five Counties Hospital in Lemmon for a brief time. She married James Wilson on March 27, 1960 at Rosebud Lutheran Church and became a ranch wife and mother to 3 children. She served as the school nurse for the Bison School District in the early 1970’s.

In 1988, she renewed her LPN license and worked at the LIVE Center and then Five Counties Nursing Home. She retired in 1998 and served on various volunteer boards, including the Perkins County Election Board, Church Council and Thrivent Financial Board.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Jim of Aberdeen; three children, Paul (Jacki) Wilson of Mina, SD; Paula (Rex) Eichelberger of Avoca, IA and Blaine (Susan) Wilson of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Biegler of Aberdeen, Lindsey (Neil) Hardy of Mitchell, Abbey Jo (Trevor) Zens of Fargo, ND, Taylor Wilson of Watertown, Ensign Levi (Jesika) Eichelberger of Virginia Beach, VA, Laramie (Megan) Eichelberger of Wilson, NC, Tanner Eichelberger of Stuart, IA, Tyler Wilson of Vermillion and Brendan Wilson of Sioux Falls; five great-grandchildren; one sister Myrna (Chuck) Mertz of Hettinger, ND and sister-in-law Elaine Peck of Parker, CO as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim’s parents Thea and Brownie, nephew Bryon Peck, sister in law Bonnie Scarborough and brothers in law Hugh Scarborough and Dale Peck.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to 415 S. Sunset Drive, Mina, SD 57451.

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