Barbara M. Wilson
January 27, 1926 - May 26, 2019

Barbara M. Wilson

Barbara M. Wilson
Jan 27, 1926 - May 26, 2019

Barbara M. Wilson

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Barbara M. Wilson, 93, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Sunnybrook.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will follow the committal service at Gannon Hall.

Visitation will be from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary and Mathias Catholic School. Online condolences:

Barbara was born on January 27, 1926, in Muscatine, the daughter of James and Margaret Slattery Cockerill. She graduated from St. Mary's School in Muscatine. She married William W. Wilson on May 17, 1947, at the St. Mary's Church in Muscatine.

She was employed by the telephone company and after her marriage to Bill, they co-owned Wilson Shoe Store. She enjoyed golf, tennis, and traveling to Hawaii, Lake Havasu, and Europe. She was a mother, grandmother, and friend who enjoyed sharing stories and memories with all. She was a strong, caring, and fun lady who was supportive and always willing to listen to family and friends. She spent the last couple of years caring for her husband at Sunnybrook Assisted Living Facility.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, William; her daughters, Nancy White of Muscatine, Gail Blaesing and husband, Joe, of Cape Coral, Florida, and Mary Aull and husband, Ron, of Cedar Rapids, eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, James White; one sister, Marie Freed: and three brothers, James, Ralph, and Donald Cockerill.


Charlie and Jan Drumm on May 29, 2019

Gail and Nancy so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shari Hively on May 29, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Gail. I’m sure you have many great memories of her that will keep her forever in your heart. Prayers to you and your family.

Lynn on May 28, 2019

So very sorry for the great loss of your dear mother, Barbara. Prayers for you and your families, and your father, Bill. We are grateful for the warm visits we had with your mother. She remembers the day in her childhood when her Aunt Elma came over with a red headed baby girl, named Carolyn, our mother. Barbara is a beautiful soul. God bless you and your family.

Kira Zielinski on May 28, 2019

Thank you, Barbara, for your kindness to me, always making a special effort to make sure that I felt included as part of the family: it meant a great deal to me and continues to warm my heart. Please continue to watch over our precious son. I am so happy he was able to know you!
With Love and Gratitude,
Kira Zielinski - wife of Nathan Blaesing, Barbara's grandson, and mother of Xerxes Blaesing, Barbara's great-grandson.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM
Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship to follow at Gannon Hall.

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