Natalie Wilson

Natalie Wilson


March 14, 1926 - November 12, 2022


Natalie Wilson, 96, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be Saturday, November 19, from 12-1:45 PM at First United Methodist with Eastern Star Service at 1:45 PM. Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, November 21, at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Natalie Edna (Risling) Wilson was born March 14, 1926, in Yankton, SD to Truman and Hulda (Segard) Risling. Natalie attended grade school in Mission Hill, SD and Fruit Land, Idaho. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1943. She graduated from Notre Dame Jr. Academy in 1944 and taught school for one year in Davison County.

She married Clarion Wilson on March 25, 1945. After marriage, Natalie was a homemaker living on a farm southwest of Mitchell, SD. They moved into Mitchell in 1969. 

Natalie was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she also belonged to a circle. She was a member of Starlight Chapter #41 for over 50 years. She served as a Past Matron and was secretary for Starlight Chapter for over 30 years. She was also a 4-H Club Leader. 

Natalie is survived by her four children: Elaine Barta, Mitchell; Janette Adams, Emery; Dale (Deb) Wilson, Mitchell; and Amy (Craig) Hildebrand, Mitchell; 8 grandchildren: Christopher Barta, Monticello, MN;  Laura Lindquist, Buffalo, MN; Janice Kayser, Spencer, SD; James Adams, Carthage, SD; Joshua Adams, Minneapolis, MN; Eric Wilson, Mitchell, SD; Kyle Wilson, Mitchell, SD; Megan Hildebrand, Mitchell, SD; 3 step grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; 8 step great-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2004; her parents; son-in-law, Roger Barta; grandson, Bryan Wilson; one infant great-grandson, Gabriel Wilson; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

The family would like to thank the staff at Firesteel and Avera Hospice for their wonderful care of Natalie.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Eastern Star Home, 126 W 12th Ave., Redfield, SD 57469 or to the Stained Glass Window Fund at First United Methodist Church, 310 N Rowley St., Mitchell, SD 57301.


Saturday, November 19, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM Eastern Star Service

First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, November 19, 2022
2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


10:30 AM Monday, November 21, 2022
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 26, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, grandmother. May your memories of her bring you peace, and the love of family and friends help you through the days ahead prayer are with you.
Posted by Ryan Boyd on November 21, 2022
Natalie was such a sweet lady. I was lucky to have worked with her when she provided the church lunches at FUMC. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Posted by Carole nace on November 19, 2022
So sorry for your loss may God Bless and comfort you at this time.
Posted by Jean Ramsay on November 19, 2022
May she Rest In Peace.
Posted by Bernice Houska on November 19, 2022
Amy and family, so sorry for your loss. May warm memories forever remain in your heart. My deepest sympathy.
Posted by Jennefer cruse and family on November 19, 2022
We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.❤️❤️
Posted by Marge Scheurenbrand on November 19, 2022
Natalie was just as warm and sweet when I first met her when Clarion and Tom worked together at West 16 DX. They had so much fun and Natalie joined in. I'm sure Clarion welcomed her home with open arms and maybe a joke or two. She led a blessed life & will be missed!
Posted by Angie & Jeremy Veldman on November 18, 2022
So sorry to hear this, our deepest sympathy to the family!
Posted by Jim Morehead on November 18, 2022
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Lisa Lucibella Pibal on November 17, 2022
Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom passed on the anniversary my mom passed. I hope they meet and have a cup of coffee together. My mom always thought the world of you and Roger. Take care. ---Lisa
Posted by Pam Stransky on November 16, 2022
Natalie was such a kind and loving lady, she always had a smile anytime I saw her, my prayers for the family
Posted by Charolette Peterson on November 16, 2022
Sorry for your loss! All are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Marilyn Shinn on November 16, 2022
Was sorry to get this news. Our sympathy goes out to the family.
Posted by John Synhorst on November 16, 2022
My condolences to Natalie' family. She will be missed. I remember our visits with a warm heart and love for her.
Posted by Mart and Richard Goudy on November 15, 2022
So sorry for the loss of Natalie. Always enjoyed her phone calls and laughter.
Posted by Lynn and Ronda Barta on November 15, 2022
We are sorry to hear about the loss of Natalie....She was a Grand lady and obviously led a great Life....We will keep family in our thoughts and prayers.... Take care of each other and God Bless!!!
Posted by Rose Carson on November 15, 2022
Natalie was in my Circle at Down town UM. Always enjoyed her smile and quick wit/
Posted by Joann kovach on November 15, 2022
Farewell cousin Natalie. You were a wonderful person always so pleasant and positive we will all miss you. I am sure clarion is happy to see you.
Posted by Lynette & Allen Schmit on November 14, 2022
There is a star that is shining so bright in heaven tonight & it’s light will shine bright forever.
We are so sorry for your loss & the family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 14, 2022
So sorry for this very sad loss of a sweet lady !! Natalie will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her .You are in our thoughts and Prayers !!!!
Posted by Mary Riseling on November 14, 2022
You were a light in so many lives. You will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace. 😢
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