Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

Delores "Shorty" A. Wilson

Delores "Shorty" A. Wilson

Delores “Shorty” A. Wilson, age 82, of Roberts, died Thursday at her home in the Township of Warren, rural Roberts.

Shorty was born December 7, 1940, in Durand.  She was the daughter of Darrel and Margaret (Radle) Weber and grew up on the farm in the “Buttermilk Coulee” area of rual Eau Galle.  Shorty graduated from Elmwood High School in 1958.  After high school, Shorty moved to St. Paul MN, for work.  After various jobs she was trained to run a bookkeeping machine.  Shorty married Donald Wilson on February 6, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood.  Shorty and Don lived in Nebraska for 18 months while he was in the Air Force.  They returned to Minnesota and later to Missouri, Wisconsin, California and back to Wisconsin.  Shorty worked as a C.N.A at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home, CESA and as ClerkTreasurer for the Village of Elmwood for 20 years.

Shorty loved to travel with Don, especially the West.  She loved taking pictures of all their  travels.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Don, sons, Brian (Marcia) & Tim (Yan); granddaughters, Allison, Nicole and Michelle Wilson; a sister, Dorothy (John) Hanvelt; four brothers, Douglas (Donna), Daniel (Linda), Richard and Dennis (Cathy) Weber; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Bruce, sisters, Darlene Worley and Mary Bignell.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 PM Friday January 20, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.  Burial will be at a later date at St. Henry’s Cemetery in Eau Galle.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of the services at the church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.


  1. Cheryl Slind

    Dear Don and family - SO MANY wonderful memories the 13 years I was Clerk Treasurer in Woodville with Shorty. The conferences and meetings we would travel too and the fun we had!!!! Also Don, you and Shortly supporting me as I ran for County Treasurer, again great times and memories I will hold dear to my heart! God bless Shorty as she enters the gates of heaven with that glass of beer in her hand !!! My sympathies to her entire family!!!

  2. Del

    So so sorry to hear of Shortys passing, she was such a sweet and loveable person. I sure enjoyed the visits when we were taking care of Wally and Mary I will be looking forward to all the white feathers. Sending love and hugs to family.

  3. Bob and Marilyn Manor

    Our sympathies to Don and family. Shorty always had a smile on her face!

  4. Carol Ann Polaski

    Sending love and sympathy to all who were so fortunate to have known Shorty. My memories of her will always put a smile on my face. Love. Carol Ann Polaski

  5. Jackie Sailer

    Sending my sympathy to the family.

  6. Donna Krueger waech

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  7. Chaplain Gregg Miller

    In my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Diana Weber

    We're sad about hearing of her passing. She was such a beautiful, peaceful person inside and out. The children send our condolences with you as they won't be able to attend.
    Diana, Amelia, Anabelle, Eastin and Ethan

  9. Sally Alexander

    Oh Don. I am so sorry to hear this. You have my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this very sad time.

  10. Ted & Sue Cook

    Sorry to hear about the wife, Our prayers are with you amen

  11. Sue Wilson Thomforde

    So sorry for your loss.., way too soon. Delores was a lovely, gracious lady. I’m so grateful to have been a part of her family long, long ago. Wishing you peace and love during this difficult time.

  12. Wendy Sander

    I’m so sorry to hear about Shorty. I worked with her along time when she was clerk. We sure had a lot of laughs! A great lady, who will be missed!

  13. Kay & Jim Brennan

    Willy, so sorry to hear this news. I am glad I had a chance to meet her and I know of the love and support you had for each other. We missed you at our class reunion last summer. We send our sympathy and condolences.
    Kay & Jim Brennan

  14. Charlene Sullivan

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Donald and his family in this difficult time. Delores was the kindest person I’ve ever known, and I’m so thankful to have had her in my life. Rest in peace, sweet lady.

  15. Doreen Trainor

    Sorry for your loss, Shorty was a blessing to everyone!

  16. Laurie (Brunner) Heit

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  17. Joe and Cherie

    Joe and I would very much love to be with everyone but will be here thinking of and praying for all. Memories are a blessing and LOVE is eternal!! Love and prayers from us!

  18. Gina Zurek

    The first time I met Shorty, I knew I was working with a wonderful, sweet kind lady. She will be missed.

  19. Cindy Fouks

    To an awesome godmother, you will be sadly missed. RIP my dear. My condolences to the entire Wilson and Weber families.

  20. Steve & Diane Radle

    To Shorty’s family, keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. Rest In Peace sweet cousin.

  21. John & Jodell Marson

    Our deepest sympathy to Delores' family.

  22. Kathy & Bob Geraets

    Condolences to Wilson & Weber families in the loss of Delores

  23. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Shorty’s Family.

  24. Susan Dzubay

    So sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. She was a wonderful lady & will be missed by both family & friends. My sympathy to Don & the family. May the happy memories shine through in your time of grief.

View More Posts ( # )