Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Obit of James A. Wilson
James A. Wilson, 97, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 7:19 am on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Walnut Grove Assisted Living in Merrill, WI.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, IL. Rev. of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church.
James was born June 24, 1915 in Danforth, Illinois, a son of Albany and Louise (Schuenke) Wilson. He married Gladys Wilson on March 12, 1938 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Gilman, IL. She passed away on February 27, 2011.
He is survived by one son: Ron Wilson of Merrill, WI; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Dan) McClelland of Danville, KY; Kim (Dave) Quinn of Bloomington; Kerin (Jerry) Jones of Bloomington and Sarah (Mike) Dilley of Lee’s Summit, MO; eight great-grandchildren, Five great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law: Sandy Wilson of Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son: James A. Wilson, Jr.; one great grandson; three sisters; and three brothers.
James had farmed, and been a carpenter before working for Livingstons of Chatsworth, in maintenance until retiring in 1982.
He enjoyed collecting, especially clocks that he would also repair. He enjoyed spending quality time in his workshop. He and his wife were avid garage salers.
James was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chatsworth.