Obit: Wilson, Anabel "Ann" Louise (1920 - 2005)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Wilson, David, Snyder, Biek, Konop, Mayer, Goldman, Shively, Gravitt, DeLonay, Wilson, Greef, Cowles, Perko, Moderski, Singer, Porter, Hero

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, WI.) June 8, 2005

Wilson, Anabel "Ann" Louise (October 3, 1920 - June 1, 2005)

Anabel "Ann" Louise (Snyder) Wilson, age 84, died peacefully on June 1, 2005, at Oakwood Village West in the loving company of her family. She was born on October 3, 1920, in Thorp, WI, to Levi "Lee" and Eleanore (David) Snyder. Ann married Alan Todd Wilson on July 16, 1942. They settled in Milwaukee. While they raised their four children, Ann returned to UW-Milwaukee Public Schools for 23 years, first in elementary classrooms and later in junior high reading centers. An avid reader and connoisseur of fine books and good movies, Ann enjoyed continuous learning, traveling, music, and family gatherings. She loved her extended family, encouraging and taking pride in their academic and creative accomplishments. A strong alto who’d played Aunt Eller in the Milwaukee Players’ production of Oklahoma in the early 60’s, she sang and toured Europe with Milwaukee’s Wilsonaires after her retirement. Interested in progressive politics since her youth, Ann was a longtime member of the Democratic Party. Her sense of humor never failed her, and she still enjoyed being read Dicken’s The Pickwick Papers just days before her death.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Alan; her son David Lee Wilson (Ann Jarvella Wilson) and daughters, Gail Shively Biek (Richard W. Biek) and Allyn "Lynn" Konop (Roy Konop) of Madison and Jessica DeLonay Mayer (Joseph Mayer) of Wayne, NJ; her grandchildren, Heather Shively Goldman (Ethan Goldman) of NYC, Bryant T. Shively Biek (Kendal Gravitt), Sonja Wilson, Mason DeLonay (Jenny DeLonay), and Kyle Konop, all of the greater Madison area, Lydia Wilson of Charlottesville, VA, Braden DeLonay of Wayne, NJ, and Todd Konop of Madison; her step-grandchildren, Christilyn Biek Greef and David A. Biek (Christine Cowles) of Boulder, CO and Eric Mayer of Wayne, NJ; her great-grandchildren, Zea and Nevyn; and step-great-grandchildren, Kuryn, Lucien, Elgin, Regan, and Sydney. She is further survived by her sisters, Margaret Perko (Albert Perko) of Redding, WA, and Sister Mary Catherine (formerly Jean Snyder) of Marionville, MO; nieces and nephew, Toni Moderski Snyder (Wayne Snyder) of Pewaukee, Lee Perko (Beth Singer) of Madison, and Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Perko (Trevor Porter) of Redding, WA; and other loving relatives and friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Martha (Hero) Snyder, and her niece, Kathleen Snyder.

A family memorial celebration is being held; interment will be in Milwaukee at the Lincoln Memorial (formerly Wanderers’ Rest) Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Oakwood Foundation, Inc., 6201 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705, and extends its gratitude to the Oakwood Village West Covenant and Hebron staff members for Anabel’s gentle care. All Faiths Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting the family.

 

 


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