Della Wilson

Grand Island

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Updated: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 04:09:53 CST

Della Wilson, 80 of Grand Island died Sunday, November 3, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center.

Della WilsonCelebration of life service will be 10:30 Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home.  Dan Naranjo will officiate.  Burial of ashes will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Della was born March 10, 1933 on a farm near Farwell the daughter of Charles and Alice (Curtis) Pavlik.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Stanley; children, Marvin Ehlers, Joyce Combs and Denise and Todd Couillard all of Grand Island; step-children, Byron Wilson of O’Neill, Dale Wilson of Grand Island, Patty Kuhn of LaVista, Randy Wilson of Florida, Barbara Hespe of Grand Island and Lisa Cox of West Virginia; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Norman Jacobsen of St. Paul; sister-in-law, Margene Pavlik of St. Paul; grandchildren, Mick Ehlers, Michael Ehlers, Adam Couillard and Allison Couillard and great-grandchildren, BreAnna and Braydon Ehlers.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bonnie Calvin and brother, Larry Pavlik.

Della was raised on a farm near Farwell having received her education at Farwell and St. Paul.  She was united in marriage to Wilbur Ehlers on September 11, 1950.  Mr. Ehlers died November 23, 1974.  Della married Stanley Wilson on October 28, 1983.  She worked as a waitress for many years at the Yancey Hotel and Metz Steak House.

Some of her enjoyments included camping, traveling, casinos but most of all her time spent with family.

A memorial fund will be established in Della’s name.