Valedda “Val” A. Wilson

October 9, 1928
June 8, 2021

Valedda “Val” A. Wilson, 92, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at home. She was born October 9, 1928, in Bijou Hills, South Dakota, to the late Frederick and Therese (Polenz) Kiehn.

Val was a graduate of Chamberlain High School in South Dakota. After high school, she graduated from nursing school in Sioux City, Iowa. Val joined the U. S. Air Force in 1950 and served as an operating room nurse in Korea during the Korean War. After the war, she remained in the Air Force and studied anesthesia in Texas. In 1959, she married a pilot, Donald Lloyd Wilson (Abrams, WI) in California. Three children were born with lots of relocating afterward. In 1970, they and their children moved to Wisconsin. From 1973 until her retirement in 1990, Val worked as a CRNA at Bellin Hospital. She was a very dedicated mother and helped her children get higher educations. She was a member of the National 20&4 Honor Society of Women Legionnaires, the Women’s VFW Post #539, and helped to make upgrades to the Altrusa House. Val loved spending her time sewing, crocheting, knitting and tatting. She enjoyed cooking and working in her yard. During her retirement, she took Elderhostel programs and traveled around the country. She also babysat her two grandsons in Wisconsin for the first two years of their lives.

Valedda is survived by her children, Eric Wilson (FL), Delano (Nickie) Wilson (CO), and Genevieve (Glenn) Tisler (WI); her grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) (FL), Logan (IL), Peter (CO), Hannah (CO), Casey (WI), and Steven (WI); a great-grandchild, Jameson (FL), (and one more on the way); many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Virgil Kiehn (SD), Ethel (Darrell) Naber (MI), and her former husband, Donald (TX).

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Sunday, June 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given at In lieu of flowers donations may be made to benefit local veterans’ groups and the Altrusa House