Ervine Wilson

Saturday, February 6, 2010
Ervine Wilson

Services for Mrs. Ervine Wilson, 92, of Spencer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer. The Rev. Mike Huebner will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, with the family present from 2-4 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will be in the Garfield Cemetery in Webb.

Mrs. Wilson passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at the Spencer Hospital.

Ervine Marion Wilson was born June 3, 1917, to Warner and Fina (Hartman) Peelgren of Webb, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Webb, where she received her education, graduating from Webb High School. She married Julius S. Chestelson in June 23, 1947. They farmed their river bottom farm in the Webb area until they retired, spending their winters in Harlingen, Texas. There she volunteered in the schools helping children read. Julius passed away in May 19, 1979.

Ervine married Raymond Wilson November 19, 1983, in Concordia Lutheran Church, Webb. Following their wedding, they continued to live in rural Webb. They moved to Spencer in 1989 and joined Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Ervine was a lifelong arts and crafts person. She sowed, flower gardened (over 100 variety of Irises), did stain glass, and painted, to name a few of her interests.

Ervine was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Evert "Trudy" Peelgren; her sister, Lucille O'Clair; and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Meree Scanlon.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Raymond Wilson; her son Julian B. Chestelson, and his wife Sheila of Dallas Center, Iowa; grandchildren Brian Chestelson of Des Moines, Jon and Amy (Chestelson) Scanlon, of Urbandale, Iowa.

A special thanks to Lisa and the health care providers at Home Instead, whose assistance allowed Ervine to remain at home.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.