John A. Wilson

John A. Wilson, Gillett, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born to Harold and Irene (Van Ess) Wilson on Aug. 28, 1928, in the Town of Angelica. At the age of 4 years old, he moved with his family to the Long Lake area before settling in Gillett in 1944. As a young man, John served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War from 1950-1952.

On Dec. 10, 1955, he married Ellen Anderson and the couple farmed in the Town of Maple Valley for many years. John also worked at the Suring Coop for 15 years before moving into the City of Gillett. He was a member of Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls.

Survivors are his two children, Randy (Jan) Wilson, Appleton, and Renee (Keith) Bentley, Midland, Michigan; five grandchildren, Mike Wilson, Brillion, Jody Wiltsey, Appleton, Jacob (Nicole) Bentley, Adrian, Michigan, Cassandra (Shane) Schacher, Midland, Michigan, and Caitlyn (Justin) Laplow, Sanford, Michigan; seven great-grandchildren, Bryn, Mataya, Carson, Hadley, Corbin, Emma and Eddie; one sister, Betty (Wesley) Sosinski, Oconto; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen, in 2010; two brothers, Alvie (Jean) and Lloyd (Holly) Wilson; two sisters, Ione (Clarence) Peters and an infant sister; and one brother-in-law, Hugo Delzer.

Visitation was held after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Riverview Alliance Church until the time of service. Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor Kevin Kuhn officiating. Burial will take place in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Wilson family.