Eunice I. Wilson

February 1, 1920 - September 11, 2019

Eunice I. Wilson


Eunice Isabell Wilson, 99, of Belvidere, Illinois died September 11, 2019, at Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere. Eunice was born February 1, 1920 in Milaca, Minnesota to Axel and Mary (Olson) Hedin. The family lived in Bock, Minnesota, along with their extended family. After 24 years of living in Minnesota, the family made their way to Illinois and lived out their lives here.

On June 20, 1944, Eunice married Donald A. Wilson. Don predeceased Eunice in 2006. Eunice made custom drapes for many years during her life. Eunice was a lover of hospitality and is most recently remembered for baking and sharing many cookies.

Survivors include her children, Thomas (Betty) Wilson of West Des Moines, Iowa; MaryAnn (Ronald) Pedersen of Belvidere; and Donna (James) Mrnak of Appleton, Wisconsin. 11 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; sister- in-law, Bernice Hedin; and many nephews, nieces and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Edwin, Walter and Erwin Hedin; and sister, Violet Bradshaw.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. 61008.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Jeff Thayer and Brian Wagler will be officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Borgholm Cemetery, Bock, MN. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

Friday, September 20, 2019
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at the funeral home.

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To all who loved her:
My heartfelt love and deepest sympathy at this difficult time of grief and sorrow. May you be comforted by the Father of all comfort and by loving memories of a dear mother, her undaunting love for souls, and her generous hospitality. Eunice loved her family and others; she was a living dynamo, long to be remembered and sorely missed.
Evelyn Potter, Vietnam

Evelyn Potter 2019-09-20T05:05:17

Our sympathy for the loss of your wonderful mother! I have fond memories going all the way back to my childhood. She was a sweet hostess. I particularly remember a time when we were at your home and a huge Alaskan king crab was cooked and eaten. It covered the entire dining room table!
Fondly, Char (Timmersman)and Elroy Anderson

Char Anderson 2019-09-19T18:44:33

Ron, MaryAnn, and all of the family,
A fond remembrance of your mother & grandmother goes back a long way for us! We are grateful for what she lived for and was example of for all of us. Thankful for faithful finishes that serve as guides to the end of life. Our thoughts will remain with you thru the days ahead!

Verby & Jody VanHouten 2019-09-19T11:29:25

Value the memory of Eunice and Don from the year I lived in St Paul when we were together in The meetings! Thinking of the family with sympathy!

Sylvia Nueske 2019-09-19T07:16:07

You’re mom was very special to me and my family i remember after meeting my three boys loved to go in the basement and play and she me and my family over so many times to eat and have fellowship she was so kind and genres just like you Maryann and Ron

Mark Bray 2019-09-18T10:41:38

Our love & sympathy in your loss!đź’•

Kent & Sharon Chappell 2019-09-18T07:37:11

At Mt. Sterling Conv., I first met your dear Mother. This was 1997 or 98. She was nice to talk with and I enjoyed seeing pictures of some of her crafts of sewing. It was not til later that she became to me, ‘ the cookie lady ‘. She would bake and send delicious cookies to my Mother, Jessie; and there at Seneca Conv., she would take a tin; open it and offer a sweet treat prepared by her loving and hardworking hands. Heart felt condolences to you, MaryAnn and all family members.

Larna Keane 2019-09-17T19:44:06

I remember Don and Eunice very well. They were friend of my mother, Doris Auld, and as a child we saw them often in gospel mtgs, conventions and such. My sympathy to the family!!

Nancy Auld Nueske 2019-09-17T16:46:21

Oh, how I would love to be there with you, MaryAnn…your mother was always so kind to everyone, loved having company, and mtgs there for so long. Wonderful memories, and a blessing she can rest forever.

Ruth Taplin 2019-09-17T16:30:41

Rest peacefully Auntie Eunice. Such an amazing woman!

Tom & Tami Lanning 2019-09-17T14:50:16

Thinking of you at this time. I have memories of your mom…of good days. May your memories bring comfort at this time to you and yours.

Carolyn De Raad 2019-09-17T08:42:51

Many memories of the Wilson home. Fellowship, meals and (cookies). First Lake Villa then Belvedere_Eunice could bake, visit and look at pictures at the same time. A mother to many. A friend to all
Dennis R Nidey

Dennis R. Nidey 2019-09-17T07:34:52

Don& Eunice were so kind to my folks when they moved to St Paul. I loved going to their house as a child, Eunice was so fun to be around! A special lady!

Wanda Anderson Irvine 2019-09-17T00:00:05

Wonderful to have known this faithful, gracious lady. She always had a smile & a great sense of humor!

Harriet Taplin 2019-09-16T22:25:49

Your mom will be missed, but we know this is what she lived for. Glad she didn’t have to linger. Remembering times we spent with her in your home, a sweet little lady. Hugs to you and Ron.

Roger and Joan Mack 2019-09-16T20:24:30

Our thoughts are your way, good memories of Eunice and of Don.
A very long life and know she will be missed. Our love, Glenn and Marthaiil

Glenn and Martha Goza 2019-09-16T20:15:18

It was special to be in fellowship with Don, Eunice and the family at Aulds. Receiving a ride to meeting with them or to have time with the family was always appreciated as a college student at Metholdist Hospital. Thinking of you all in sympathy. May all your precious memories ease your loss.
Marlyce and Lee Barndt

Marlyce Miller Barndt 2019-09-16T18:39:57

Eunice invited my mother, Rosalyn Weiland, to work with her at Dayton’s Drapery workroom after my dad died in 1951. This is where Mother learned the trade, and she developed a successful drapery business. Life’s changes found Rich and Verlaine Weiland continuing that business until recently retiring. So, Don and Eunice have been very special to our family. Condolences to the family.

Betty (Weiland) Droel 2019-09-16T18:21:02


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