Wilma B. Carlson

January 6, 1925October 3, 2021

Peoria - Wilma B. Carlson, age 96, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

She was born January 6, 1925, in Eureka, IL, to Arch and Cora (Bechtel) Burton. She married Keith O. Carlson on September 12, 1950, in Seattle, WA. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her six brothers.

Surviving are three children, Donald (Voncile) Carlson of Forreston, IL, Katherine (Maggie Scull) Carlson of Bellingham, WA, and James (Faith) Carlson of Peoria; four grandchildren, Joanna (Matt) Weaver, Nicole (Greg) Perkins, Ivan Carlson, and Lucy Carlson; one step-granddaughter, Kathy (Alex) Aguilar; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Wilma was a graduate of Methodist School of Nursing and worked in Emergency and Surgery at Methodist Hospital from 1948 to 1952. Wilma was a member of First Christian Church of Eureka and enjoyed reading, gardening, and sewing. She was a feisty redhead who was not afraid of stating her opinion.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, 2408 W. Willow Knolls Dr. in Peoria. A graveside service will follow at 5:00 pm at Mt. Hawley Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Light House Academy or to Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Light House Academy or to Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021


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Dick Mottor

October 5, 2021

Jim, Faith and your entire family:
Wow, 96 years old ...... what a life. The legacy your Mother and Grandmother has left must be wonderful, and I'm sure you have a lot of stories to tell. I trust that the Grace that only God can give, and the many memories you share bring peace to your hearts during these difficult days. Even though 96 years old, it is never easy to give up a loved one. "Someday in a glad reunion with the Lord, Our loved ones wait... To welcome us with Joy and no more tears beyond the gate." My thoughts and prayers are with you.