Roxanne Bell Wilson

February 12, 1932May 2, 2018

Roxanne Bell Wilson, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Meadow Brook Care Facility in Bellaire, Michigan. She was born February 12, 1932 in Minneapolis, MN to William and Marjorie (Bell) Dachtler. Most of her childhood was spent in Iowa and Virginia, and much of her adult life in New Orleans, LA. In 1952, Roxanne married John Frank Wilson, and together had five children. In 2005, she moved to Bellaire and then to Elk Rapids in 2014.

Roxanne is survived by her children Becky Wilson Mistretta of Lake Wales, FL, John William Wilson (Terri) of Racine, WI, Susan Wilson Silvestri of Biloxi MS, Merry Wilson of Covington, LA, and Sally Wilson Cousins of Harahan, LA; grandchildren Julie, Robby, Katie, Rachel, Jimmy, Paul, Nicole, and John; great-grandchildren John, Leah, Joey, Jocelyn, Hudson, Logan and one more on the way; her sister Sally Rodgers, her cousin Jean Martin of Irvine, CA, and her very dear friend, Claire Weidman of New Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Elk Rapids.


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May 7, 2018

Note from John H Wilson:
Hey guys I know you are headed to Michigan to see grandma so I just thought I’d say I hope you are both doing alright especially Dad. Please tell her I love her and will never forget when she lived with us and all the crisp $5 bills she sent me. She use to give me these little trinkets that didn’t look like much but you guys helped teach me to make something out of nothing and those toys turned out to be hours of entertainment. You guys taught me how to be act in tough situations and this is definitely a tough one. Try to go in there with a smile and leave with the memories. Remember the great things grandma did for you throughout the years and let her know how much you appreciate everything. Love you both!