Donalee O. “Sonny” Wilson

Monday, December 30, 2019

Donalee O. “Sonny” Wilson

April 25, 1932 - Dec. 21, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. — Donalee O. “Sonny” Wilson, age 87, of Cambridge, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at the Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge.

He was born April 25, 1932, at Wilsonville, Neb., to Harry and Margaret (Eliker) Wilson.

Sonny grew up at Wilsonville, where he attended school. He started driving a truck at age 16 and hauled mostly cattle most of his life. He would retire after 50 years in the trucking business.

He enjoyed playing cards with the guys at the local card room, going to the Casino, and taking the family on vacations.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; wife, Ella; daughter, Donella; son-in-law, David Cobb; granddaughter, Kari Jurey; and sisters, Mary Ann John and Betty Gill and husband, Howard.

He is survived by son, Allen and wife. Connie Wilson of Wilsonville, daughters, Deborah Cobb of Cambridge and Laurie and husband, Bert Jurey of Wilsonville; son, Wally Wilson of Cambridge; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and sister, Norma Kasson of North Platte, Neb.

No viewing or visitation as cremation was chosen.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at 1 p.m., at WenburgeFuneral Chapel in Arapahoe, 652 Main Street, with Pastor Keith Theobald, officiating. Burial is at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Wilsonville Cemetery and Wilsonville Fire Department.

Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences or personal reflections may be left at