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Donald "Don" W. Wilson

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Donald "Don" W. Wilson, 66, died at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at St. John's Hospice.

He was born March 4, 1947, in Springfield, to John T. and Myrtle Hayse Wilson. He married Marilyn Esslinger on Jan. 18, 1965, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2008.

He is survived by one daughter, Cathy (Gregg) Formigoni of Springfield; one son, Ron (Staci) Wilson of Springfield; five grandchildren: Lauren, Allison, Morgan, Whitney and Zachary; one sister, Velma (Don) Claypool of New Berlin; four brothers: Albert (Frances) Wilson of Williamsville, Tom (Diane) Wilson of New Berlin, Bill (Marty) Wilson of Riverton and Bob (Theresa) Wilson of Sherman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one infant sister, two half-brothers and one half-sister.

He was a member of South Side Christian Church, Aqua Sports Club, and Elks Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and wintering in Florida.

Don retired from Ameren-CIPS after 25 years where he worked in electrical maintenance.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home, Pastor Adam Lanter officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the COPD Foundation.

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