Donald E. Wilson

Donald E. Wilson

Don passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

He was born February 19, 1929 in Allegan the son of Clayton “Pat” and Flossie (Weaver) Wilson. Don proudly served his country in the US Air Force. For many years he had worked as a supervisor at Durametallic Corp. until his retirement in 1988. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, tinkering in his garage, camping and traveling. Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Otsego, Saladin Shriners and the Order of the Eastern Star. On September 8, 1950 he married Eileen Smith who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Clayton (Barbara) Wilson and Diana (Douglas) Leffring; daughter-in-law, Denise Wilson; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Donald D. Wilson and siblings, Milton, Clayton and Robert Wilson and Lois Nolden.

Friends may meet with Don’s family from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 19, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Don may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Linda Lyons says:

    Dianai, I’m so sorry to hear this. Please know I’m thinking of you and your family

  2. Kathi & Larry Fuss says:

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Clayton and Diana!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

  3. Michele says:

    Diana, There are no words . . . I am so sorry to hear if your excruciating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Doug, Clay and Barb, Denise and your children during these difficult days and weeks to come.

  4. Michele Pulver says:

    Diana, There are no words . . . I am so sorry to hear if your excruciating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Doug, Clay and Barb, Denise and your children during these difficult days and weeks to come.

  5. Linda Harkness says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this very difficult time.

  6. Lori Steele says:

    Diana, Sorry for your loss,sending prays.

  7. Phyllis Gary says:

    To the family of Don Wilson. Thinking of all of you. Sending sincere condolence. May the comfort of friends help get you through this difficult time. May the angels be with you. My thoughts and prayers go out for you.

  8. Dawn Edwards says:

    Sending my deepest sympathies. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Don & Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Eileen & Family: So sorry to learn of Don’s passing. We have lots of great memories of square dancing and camping with your family. You were great friends to Mom & Dad and we were lucky to know you and call you friends. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. May God be with you! Hugs to you’!

  10. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Clayton and Barb & families, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Sending up prayers for all of you and big hugs to you Clayton and Barb.

  11. Jan (Meacham) Gerhart says:

    Eileen and Family, So very sad to hear of Don’s passing. I have many fond memories of my childhood and you and your family were a part of lots of them. I know you have tons of wonderful memories of your life with Don as husband and father, and I hope those memories help you thru this difficult time. Please know that my thoughts are with you all.
    Lotsa Love, Jan

  12. nichole says:

    We are going to miss don here at Stanford lodge, such a sweet and kind hearted man who we cared for greatly <3

  13. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    Eileen and family,
    we are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  14. Linda Hefele says:

    Eileen and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I have fond memories of camping and square dancing with Mom & Dad when I was young as well as visiting with you while in Michigan and Florida in more recent years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. Sheila Watson Reeves says:

    Diana, so sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for your family.

  16. Karen Bomar says:

    Diana… I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know I’m thinking of you and sending a big hug your way. My condolences to you and the family.♥

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