In Memory of

Earlene L. Wilson

April 3, 1923 - March 16, 2019
From: Farnhamville, IA

Farnhamville – Earlene L. Wilson 95, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Stewart Memorial Hospital. Lake City.  A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, Gowrie, with Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Church until service time.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.

     Earlene is survived by her husband Floyd; her children, Gwen (Rex) Benham of Fayetteville, AR, Roger (Rochelle) Wilson of Moville, Gary (Nancy) Wilson of Dallas Center, and Renee Wilson of Farnhamville; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel Wilson; one granddaughter in infancy; 3 infant greatgrandchildren; her parents, Earl and Laura (Koppe) Schenck; and sister Joan Hirsch.

     Earlene Louise Schenck was born April 3, 1923 at Dakota City, Iowa.  She graduated from Vernon High School, with the Class of 1940, and also graduated from Tobin Business College in 1941.  Following her education, Earlene worked as a secretary for the Admissions Office at Morningside College in Sioux City, where she met her husband.  In 1946, she was united in marriage to Floyd Wilson.  Earlene loved vegetable and flower gardening, fishing, garage sales, and researching genealogy.  She was active in the Farnhamville Methodist Church Choir, and the Women’s Club and Walk to Emmaus. 

     Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Celebration of Life Service
11:00 a.m. - Monday, March 18, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa

Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt
10:00 a.m. - Monday, March 18, 2019
United Methodist Church
Gowrie, Iowa
Organist - Ardis Shirbroun


Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:43 PM
“Dear Wilson Family so sorry for your loss. May you all find peace in the memories you all share. Give hugs and remember the good times. All will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Steve and Deb Lyon”
- Deborah Lyon

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:42 AM
“May you wonderful memories lift you up and carry you through this difficult time! My love and prayers to you!”
- Sandra matticks lange

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:40 AM
“What a blessing Earlene was to us personally and to so many! We enjoyed farming for the Wilsons for many years and always treasured their friendship. We enjoyed Bible study together for many years too...many great memories. Our condolences to Floyd and all the family. She is already missed!
- Larry and Jean Johnson

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:40 AM
“My sympathies to the family and friends. She was so good about sending greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries and sympathy to my folks over the years. Very special woman.”
- Jolene R

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 6:45 PM
“It was my blessing to have known Earlene, even as last long ago as 1964, while we lived in Farnhamville and had a small Cafe across from Mr.Springers grocery store, I think I have his name correct.
But I was lucky enough to have a great friend in Roger. Earlene’s oldest son, and a better basketball player than me. I didn’t go out that semester because I had quitting school and joining the Navy to fly, and the Lord let me!
I was invited to Roger’s home for supper two times and was that a treat! Earlene was a great “chef”!
I reall thought the family was a special family. We went to the Methodist Church also and Gwen was very good playing the organ.
So knowing that Earlene has Jesus in her and next stop is Heaven, and a reunion with Rachel and Earlene!
I am going to continue praying for all the family and especially for Floyd. Floyd has lost his life’s love and is ready also!
I just want them to know my wife and I are praying and hear if anyone that remembers me wishes to talk!
I love that the family is also calling the service a celebration of LIFE! That is m plan also. I love the song “Heaven is Now My Home”
In the Lord Jesus, Alan”
- Alan Cady

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM
“So sorry to hear. Prayers to Gwen and family.”
- Michael D. Johnson

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:16 PM
“Deepest sympathy to all of the family. I ad the pleasure of knowing her as a patient at SMCH.”
- Pat maunu

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