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1918 Delma 2020

Delma M Wilson

January 28, 1918 — April 15, 2020

DELMA M WILSON, 102 of Ogallala, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Wel-Life Assisted Living in Ogallala.

Delma was the first child born to John and Bessie (Culp) Harrold at their home in Thayer County, NE. on January 28, 1918. She lived on a farm near Alexandria, NE, until she was eight years old. At that time, her family moved to Merna, NE, in Custer County. Her education continued at a rural school until time to attend high school. She graduated from Merna High School in 1935.

On July 31, 1937, Delma married William (Bill) Wilson at Broken Bow, NE, and two sons were born to this union, Norman and John. The couple worked for farmers until moving to Oregon in 1940. When WW11 was over, they moved back to NE and continued farming and ranching for the next 20 years. They then moved to Broken Bow, NE, where Delma worked at the Becton Dickinson Plant, retiring after 20 years of service. They moved to the Lake McConaughy area on June 1, 1979.

Delma enjoyed people, plain and simple. She attended the activities of her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She also had several hobbies and was a member of Sunset Rebecca Lodge 224, Keystone Presbyterian Church, and served as Clerk of Session for years.

It is noteworthy that Delma was born during the Spanish flu pandemic, and she has passed during the coronavirus pandemic 102 years later and did not succumb from either one.

Delma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; two sons, Norman and John; granddaughter, Wendy Wilson, and three sisters.

Delma is survived by two daughters-in-law, Wanda Wilson of Paxton, and Deanna Wilson of Riverton WY; grandchildren, LeaAnn (Ron) Graham of Keystone, Miche Wilson of Riverton, WY, Susan (John) Corfield of Paxton, Brad (Kristin) Wilson of Riverton, WY, and Alan (April) Wilson of Paxton; great-grandchildren, Cody and Justin Corfield, Aiden Wilson, Matt Talhelm, Simon and Oscar Carroll, and Bailey and Taci Wilson; four sisters, one brother-in-law and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

A private family graveside service will be held at the Merna Cemetery. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home Chapel.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

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