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Marie Ann (Mayland) Wilson

Marie Ann Wilson, 74, of Britt passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011, at her home in Britt.

Funeral services for Marie Wilson will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 70 5th Avenue NW, in Britt with Pastor Lee Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marie Ann was born on June 4, 1937, to Fred and Etta (Bruns) Mayland in Wesley, Iowa, and was the youngest of 12 children. Marie grew up in Britt and graduated from Britt High School. She then attended junior college in Chicago and received a degree in business.

On April 8, 1956, Marie was united in marriage to John Wilson at First Lutheran Church in Britt. The couple made their home in Kanawha, Iowa and then moved to Britt, where they ran a pool hall and were also in the restaurant business until 1979.

Marie was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Britt and was a member of the First Lutheran “Quilters”. She loved traveling, reading, quilting, cooking, and working at the Titanium Lunchbox.

Marie is survived by her children: Bonny Fox of Garner, Larry Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Michael Wilson of Britt, and Deborah Wilson Lau of Albert Lea, Minnesota; grandchildren: Troy (Tina) Fox, Alex Lau, Haley Lau, and Keith Lau. Two sisters: Helen (Henry) Gremmer of Britt and Erlene Schutter of Titonka; brother Walbert Mayland, Sr. of Britt; and sisters-in-law Ina Mayland of Clear Lake and Beverly Mayland of Britt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; siblings: Herman, Jeanette Gremmer, William, Engaline, Ben, Lewis, Donald, and Ernest; sister-in-law Caroline Mayland; and brothers-in-law Stoffer Gremmer and Franklin Schutter.