Doris G. Wilson


Oct. 4, 1919 - Sept. 15, 2012



Doris Grace Wilson of Waukesha died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her family at the age of 92. She was born in Wales on Oct. 4, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Leah (nee Jones) Williams.


On June 27, 1942, she married Clarence Wilson in Wild Rose; he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1995. Doris worked at the Ethan Allen School for Boys from 1959 until 1977 and also worked for Western States Envelope Factory for many years. She was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, was a 50-year member of the Waukesha Ladies Eagles Auxiliary Aerie No. 453 and was a longtime member of the Wales Fire Department Auxiliary. Doris loved to dance, enjoyed quilting and singing in the church choir.


She will be sadly missed by her children, John “Jack” (Jane) Wilson of Menomonee Falls, Sandi (Bob) Vanderhei of Waukesha and Bob (the late Ginny) Wilson of North Prairie. She was the proud grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 14 and great-great-grandmother of one. She is further survived by her nephew, Charles “Chuck” (Connie) Ellis, and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 


In addition to her husband, Clarence, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Williams, and her sisters, Annie Ellis and Ellen Mary DeStefano.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6:45 p.m. Eagles Auxiliary service today, Sept. 19, followed by the traditional funeral service, all held at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Petterson will preside. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Salem Cemetery in Wales. Please meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery. 


If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018; or to the Waukesha Ladies Auxiliary, 709 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.


For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 2547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.