Mary Jane Wilson, 72, of Huron, S.D., and formerly of Miller, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Miller with Pastor Mary Ann Sheldon officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery at Miller.
Mary Jane was born July 5, 1939 to Frank R. and Imogene (Holcomb) Gabriel in Faulkton, South Dakota. She lived and attended school in Rockham and Miller. She married George Wilson on December 28, 1957. George and Mary Jane lived in Miller until moving to Huron in 1969.
Her family, and especially her grandchildren, brought her the most joy in life. Mary Jane was always striving to learn more about everything from genealogy to astronomy to her flowers and birds. While raising her family, she taught Sunday School, was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader and for many years, was a successful Avon representative. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Mary Jane is survived by her husband, George and eight children: Dick (Sharon) Wilson of Sioux Falls, Diane (Kurt) Enget of Sioux Falls, David (Gail) Wilson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Deb Hart of Huron, Tim (Cheryl) Wilson of Sioux Falls, Rod (Michelle) Wilson of Sioux Falls, Randy Wilson of Sioux Falls, and Georgene (Mike) Becker of Sioux Falls; 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; three sisters: Rita Rudloff of Huron, Gloria Clarke of Ottertail, Minn., and Susan Rasmussen of Kauhauna, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Joann (Richard) Kruger of Groton, numerous nieces and nephews, and her father, Frank Gabriel of Cresbard.
She was preceded in death by her mother Imogene; step-father, Lloyd Marsh; brother, Gary Gabriel; brothers-in-law: Ed Rudloff, Alan Rasmussen and Roger Clarke.
Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Mary Jane’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net
Mary Jane Yvonne
(Gabriel) Wilson 1939-2012