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Juanita Wilson

March 24, 1933 — May 17, 2020

Juanita Caryl Wilson, 87, of Lacon, passed away on May 17, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 24, 1933, to the late William and Elizabeth (Sanwald) Thompson. She married Jack E. Wilson on March 17, 1953, in Lacon. Jack passed away on June 17, 2003.

Juanita is survived by her two daughters, Jill Franklin of Lacon and Janine "Jamie" Brady of Germantown Hills; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two infant children, her brother Bill and a granddaughter.

Juanita was an exceptional businesswoman. She was the vice president of the Lacon Seal and Lacon Manufacturing companies for over 30 years. She ran the day-to-day operations of these factories for the Olsen family trust. During this time, she helped form LS 52 Ambulance Service. She served as a director, board member, volunteer, and paramedic. Soon after the ambulance service created paid positions, she quietly retired and left it for the next generation to carry-on.

Juanita then moved on to volunteer at the Methodist Medical Center at day surgery sign-in and at the Marshall County Historical Society, categorizing the obituaries for the genealogical division. She was a lifelong resident of Lacon and served on the Lacon Cemetery Board, volunteered as a pink lady at St. Joseph Nursing Home, and was a member of the Lacon Country Club. In between all of her work and volunteering, she found time for her dogs, a little golf, the Cubs, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held on July 20, 2020 at 6pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Private inurnment was at the Lacon Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the ARK or Marshall County Historical Society


JUL 20. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Celebration of Life

JUL 20. 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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