Janet Vern Wilson


Relationship to conference: Wife of retired elder, Rev. Thomas M. Wilson

Date of death: March 21, 2018 at age 80

Arrangements: A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 2 at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home (13817 Jay St. NW, Andover).

Appointment information: Rev. Wilson was ordained as a deacon in 1984 and as an elder in 1989. He served several churches in Missouri before serving Minnesota churches in Raymond, Rosewood, Thief River Falls, Buffalo Lake, Dexter, and Grand Meadow. He retired in 2002.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband; her children, Mark (Pam) Wilson, Cathy (Byrum) Cartwright, Greg (Rita) Wilson, and John (Shelli) Wilson; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and LaVerna Gustafson, and brother, James Gustafson.

Memorials are preferred to the National Military Family Association.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Mark Wilson, 3421 116th Ln. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.

An obituary will appear soon in the Ortonville Independent and the Star Tribune.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058