Edgar Dee Wilson, 95
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Edgar Dee Wilson, 95, Crawfordsville, passed away Saturday at his residence.
Born on September 17, 1918 in Hillsboro, IN. to Clyde and Bertha (Bowman) Wilson. A graduate of Hillsboro High School class of 1936; he married Janet L. Murdock on February 15, 1941. He worked at R.R. Donnelley for 43 years, retiring March 1, 1981, then worked for B & L Engineering, and finally Stevenson's Ace Hardware for several more years.
Edgar was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as a deacon, was on the property committee, and delivered Meals on Wheels. He also had memberships with, The American Legion, VFW, Eagles, and Elks. His past memberships include, Donnelley Club, where he served as President, Jaycees, Senior Men's Golf Association, and Johnson Rags Dance Club. Edgar served on the Crawfordsville Board of Zoning Appeals. He was a United States Army veteran of WWII and recipient of the Purple Heart, serving overseas from May of 1944 to April 1946. After 4 months of Infantry Training, Edgar served 10 months in combat as a Rifleman PFC, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division, then as a heavy truck operator transporting mail, weapons, and personnel with the SS Quartermaster Car Platoon in European Theater of Operations for 9 months.
Throughout his life he made many friends in the community and was known as a very kind and gentle man. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 72 years, his family, and friends. Edgar loved fishing, golfing, gardening, dancing, and spending time with his family.
Edgar is survived by his wife Janet, four children, Eddie (Gemma) of Wingate, Gary (Pat) of Bloomington, Bryan (Cheryl) of Rossville, Janelle Turner (Don Wilkinson) of New Ross. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Earl and Lloyd, 2 sisters, Catherine and Ruth, and great-grandsons, Zachary and Kolton Turner.
In Lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Legion Nursing Scholarship Fund, or
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 PM Tuesday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Dorman Winger officiating. Burial will follow at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call 11 AM-1 PM Tuesday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.huntandson.com
Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2013