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Published March 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Paula Jo Wilson

Paula Jo Wilson passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013, surrounded by her family at the Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo after a battle with multiple myeloma.

Paula Busby was born February 10, 1956, to Loyal and Doloris (Hogenson) Busby Jr. She grew up in rural Hitterdal, MN, the eighth of 10 children. She graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal in 1974 and attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1976. She was employed by St. Luke’s, Meritcare, and Sanford for the entire 36 years of her outstanding nursing career. Most of her time was spent in oncology, most recently as a chemotherapy nurse. Paula had a special calling with cancer patients and their families. She was very highly respected by physicians, colleagues, patients, and families.

Paula Jo Wilson

Paula Jo Wilson passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013, surrounded by her family at the Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo after a battle with multiple myeloma.

Paula Busby was born February 10, 1956, to Loyal and Doloris (Hogenson) Busby Jr. She grew up in rural Hitterdal, MN, the eighth of 10 children. She graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal in 1974 and attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1976. She was employed by St. Luke’s, Meritcare, and Sanford for the entire 36 years of her outstanding nursing career. Most of her time was spent in oncology, most recently as a chemotherapy nurse. Paula had a special calling with cancer patients and their families. She was very highly respected by physicians, colleagues, patients, and families.

She married her best friend and love of her life, Breck Wilson, on August 31, 1974, in Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal, MN. Together they raised their family in Dilworth where she continued to live until her passing. She was a member of Dilworth Lutheran Church for 35+ years.

Paula enjoyed spending her free time at the lake with family, quilting, swimming, water skiing, taking brisk walks and her favorite, spending time with her grandkids. Anyone who knew Paula will remember her feisty persistence, a quality she used to advocate for anyone who needed her gifts and skills. She always gave her heart, soul and time to confront any situation that needed a solution. She faced life with a positive outlook and a unique sense of humor. We will miss you Paula.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years Breck Wilson. They were blessed with three children, Curt of Dilworth, Taylor (Teri) of Hitterdal, and Carrie (Joe) Krumwiede of Glyndon. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Hayden Wilson (4), Summer Wilson (3 ½), Kynlee Wilson (2), Leeham Wilson (10weeks) and Baby (Tiger) Krumwiede due in June; father, Loyal (Ida Lewis) Busby Jr.; siblings, Sharon (Gene) Willgohs, Patricia Anderson, Linda (Mike) Rydjord, Mary (Raj) Karim, David (Teri Fisher) Busby, Danny (Lori) Busby, Gail (Tom) Spillum, Jeri Sakrismo, Maureen (David) VanDenEinde; mother-in-law, Gert Johnson; sisters-in-law, Paula (Burton) Johnson, Wendy (Jerry) Baumann, Candace (Al) Engstrom; and brother-in-law, Jim (Colleen ) Johnson; 44 nieces and nephews; 46 great nieces and nephews; aunts, Gen Fuglie and Helen (Don) Gunderson; and uncle Russell Borgen.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Doloris; grandparents, Loyal & Stella Busby Sr., Alvi & Calma Hogenson; brothers-in-law, Jerain “Jiggs” Anderson and Linn Sakrismo; step father-in-law, Rodney Johnson; and father-in-law, Woody Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Fishing for a Cure.

Visitation: Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

Funeral: Friday, March 15, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., in Dilworth Lutheran Church, Dilworth, MN.

Interment: Salem East Cemetery, Hitterdal, MN.

Online guestbook and video tribute at www.wrightfuneral.com

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