Grace H. Wilson

Grace H. Wilson

Grace Helen Wilson (Hanson) passed away at the age of 87 on February 11, 2020. She died peacefully in Omaha after a swift decline due to kidney failure and was surrounded by her husband, children, and some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, too.

Grace is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Dan L. Wilson, daughter Wendy Lee, son Brian Wilson (Jennifer), grandchildren Nicole Koster, Antonio Sanchez, Jamie Wood, Bill Lee, Joe Lee (Jessica), Della, Grace and Emily Wilson, and great grandchildren Brandon, Joshua, Kyiia, Caleb, Eva, Marcus, Quinn, and William.

Born on January 26, 1933, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Gladys (Lindgren) and Arthur Hanson, Grace was a good student and enjoyed church youth group activities. She was editor of her high school newspaper and she loved to take the bus into Chicago with friends to visit the beach at Lake Michigan. She was active in Delta Zeta sorority at DePauw University, where she met Dan on a blind date. Grace taught elementary education and enjoyed raising her two children while moving around the country to various National Parks with Dan. She made friends easily, loved music, nature, history and chocolate. She especially delighted in her grandchildren and always enjoyed a serious game of cards, bingo, or board games with her family and friends.

Upon retirement, Grace and Dan settled in Holiday Island, AR, where they lived nearly 25 years. There, Grace was active in chorus and Presbyterian Church activities. The couple moved back to Bellevue, NE, in 2016 to be closer to family.

Grace’s memorial service will take place at the First Presbyterian Church at 1220 Bellevue Blvd S. in Bellevue, NE, on March 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Mission Committee at the First Presbyterian Church.


  • Donald & Vi Elenz Posted February 14, 2020 9:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss, we remember the trips we took together. Our sympathy to you and your family.

    • Jennifer Wilson Posted February 24, 2020 1:51 pm

      Thank you for sharing your memory!

  • Jamie Charvat Twitchell Posted March 4, 2020 8:24 pm

    Grace was such a great woman! She and Dan were one of our favorite couples! I’m so lucky that I had the privilege of doing her hair and got to know her!

  • Deb Williamson Posted March 4, 2020 8:27 pm

    Such a wonderful lady. A beautiful angel to watch over you all. May God comfort you all in this time of grief. Hugs Deb

  • Mary Lou martin Posted March 5, 2020 12:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Grace was a wonderful person. Glad she passed through my life.

  • Antonio Sanchez Posted March 5, 2020 2:33 pm

    “Grandma Wilson I want u to know that I love you may you rest in peace until we meet again”.

    Love Your Grandson,
    Antonio Sanchez

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