Lois Wildes(1942 - 2013)

Lois Wildes

Lois was born July 23, 1942 to August Pierson and Lucille (Burns) Pierson in Webster SD, the middle of three children, older brother Jerry Pierson and younger brother Scottie Pierson. Lois was a majorette at Webster High School and graduated in 1961. She graduated as an LPN from Sioux Falls Nursing Academy in 1974, and went on to pursue her RN from Presentation College. She provided 30 years of exemplary care for the residents of the assisted living facilities in Sioux Falls.

Lois married Chuck Wildes on April 8th 1978, which made her exceedingly happy. Lois was preceded in death by her parents August and Lucille.

She shared her life with husband Chuck, children Kim Wahl (Nilson), Kelly McDonald (Nilson), Shelly Zens (Wildes), Kerry Nilson, Kevin Nilson, and Rick Wildes; fifteen grandchildren Nathan McDonald, Megan McDonald, Lindsey McDonald, Joshua Nilson, Jordan Nilson, Caleb Nilson, Terra Nilson, Seth Nilson, Cora Nilson, Amy Wildes, Lee Wildes, Patricia Zens, Justein Zens, Nicole Zens, and Bridget Zens; as well as one great-grandchild, Vincent Nilson.

The Family would like to recognize the Sanford USD Medical Center Nursing staff and Doctors, for not just giving excellent care, but treating her as a friend.


Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 10, 2013