Winna Jean Wilhelm, 89, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, CA. She was born on November 18, 1923, in Dunning, Nebraska. Her family moved to Hannibal, Missouri during her high school years. There she met the love of her life, Lou Wilhelm and they were married on September 20, 1941.
The Wilhelm's lived in Lakewood, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Green Valley, AZ before retiring to Escondido, CA in 1982. Winna enjoyed playing bridge, golf, reading, knitting, crocheting, quilting, caring for her children and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Lou; her daughter, Jean Ann Fehlber and son-in-law, Tom of Wentzville, MO.
Winna is survived by her daughters, Linda Wilhelm Miller and husband Jeff of Whittier, CA and Melissa Kay Wilhelm of Escondido, CA. Additionally, she is survived by 6 grandchildren: Kim Bowder and husband Mark; Kris Engelhardt and husband Scott; Kiersten Betschel and husband Scott; Brandy Miller; Lucas Ryan and Michael McKee; 7 great-grandchildren: Ashlynn Bergmann and husband Breyn; Eric Bowder, Dalton Engelhardt, Delaney Engelhardt, Jayden Blythe, Cody Betschel and Samantha Betschel. She is also survived by her sister Betty Rose and husband Bill and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made Winna Wilhelm's name to the Elizabeth Hospice Foundation, www.elizabethhospice.org. Arrangements are by Alhiser-Comer Mortuary.