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Dorothea Wilson

Sunday, June 10, 2012
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Monday, June 11, 2012
11:00 AM
Smith & Sons Funeral Home
207 North Main Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Dorothea E. Wilson, 87, of Jefferson Township, Whitley County, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at Renaissance Village where she had been a resident since January 2011.

She was born October 28, 1924 in Washington Township, Whitley County a daughter of Harry H. and Gertrude I. (Robinette) Taylor. Her formative years were spent in Jefferson Township. She graduated from Jefferson Center High School.

On December 9, 1945 she was united in marriage to Richard L. Wilson Sr. They made their home in Wyndott, Michigan until 1947 when they moved to Fort Wayne. In 1960 they moved to a farm in Jefferson Township. Mr. Wilson died August 18, 2007.

During World War II, she worked at General Electric. Once her children completed their schooling, she worked for NIPSCO in Fort Wayne for nine years.

She was a member of Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church, Jefferson Chapel M.Y.F., Splendid Splinters and Whitley County Art Guild. She was an avid fan of Tippecanoe Valley Vikings and Purdue Boilermakers and had great respect for the coaches.

Surviving relatives include her children, Richard L. (Elizabeth) Wilson Jr. of Owensboro KY and Ann E. (Richard) Smits of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Harvey Taylor.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The burial will be in Jefferson Chapel Cemetery. The visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church.


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