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Barbara J. Wilson

April 02, 1923 - June 08, 2019



Barbara J. Wilson of Harrietta passed away Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 at the Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac. She was 96. Barb was born on April 2, 1923 in Pontiac, Michigan to Albert & Margaret (Slade) McKinch.

Barb married Leo J. Wilson on June 1, 1940 in Meauwataka, Michigan and moved to Cadillac where they started a family. In 1956 they moved to Grand Rapids and later Wyoming, Michigan in 1959. After retirement they made their final move back north to Harrietta.

Barb was an active member of the Harrietta United Methodist Church and will be remembered by everyone in Harrietta for her roast beef dinners at the church. She was also on the Wexford County Council on Aging board, was the Slagle Township Clerk for several years and a member of the Eastern Star. One of her happiest days of her life was when she was named Harrietta Blueberry Festival Queen.

Survivors include her children: Jerry (Judy) Wilson, Jim (Trudy) Wilson, Judy (Bob) Krebs and Carol (Ron Hawkins) Maurer; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and her brother, Donald (Norma) McKinch. Barb was preceded in death by her husband Leo on November 17, 1993; her brothers & sisters: Edith, Kathleen, Ronald and John and a great grandson, Chris Goudy.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Harrietta United Methodist Church with Mr. Dan Vogler officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Township Cemetery in Wexford County. Friends may meet the family from 4-7 PM Wednesday at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Harrietta United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Michigan. An online guestbook is available at www.peterson

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  • Michael R. Grant - Jun 13th, 2019 8:55 am

    "I have fond memories of Mrs. Wilson and the entire family from the time they were my neighbors on Upper Lovett Avenue. She always had a smile and a ready laugh - especially when one of her children did something funny (which was often). My condolences to Jim, Jerry, Judy and Carol. Great family. Would love to see you again... - Mike /"

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