Gloria Ann Wilson, 76, La Crosse, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 8, 1944, in Hays to George and Alberta (Huber) Helget. She was a resident of La Crosse for 50 plus years, moving from Ellis County. She was a 1962 graduate of Ellis High School.

She married Robert J. “B.J.” Wilson on Oct. 29, 1968, in La Crosse. He preceded her in death July 15, 2006. She was a secretary at both Producers Gas Equities, Inc., Hays and Flame Engineering, La Crosse. She also worked alongside her husband as a farm wife and homemaker.

She was a volunteer at A Second Chance, La Crosse, having been there over 20 years. She worked the Saturday morning shift for at least the last 17 years. She also served as an executive board member for A Second Chance. She was an avid reader and volunteered at Barnard Library, La Crosse. At fair time, she could be found volunteering at the Rush County Fair. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed to sew.

Survivors include a brother, Robert “Bob” Helget (Bernie), Hays; nephews and nieces; great-nephews and nieces; and great-great-nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Gary Helget.

There will be a private graveside memorial service and inurnment at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Barnard Library, La Crosse Rush County Fair, or donor’s choice.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.