Richard 'Doc' Wilson, 81, of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown and formerly of Waverly and Boone, died March 20, at the Veterans Home.
Dick was born in Des Moines on Aug. 19, 1931, the son of Leland and Ida (Satter) Wilson.
He married Georgia Lillie on May 17, 1957, in Cedar Rapids.
Dick was an aerial photographer and aerial refueling specialist with the United States Air Force
during the Korean War
. He graduated from high school in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Iowa State University with his Masters in Education. He later received his Doctorate in Education. Dick taught high school in Sioux City, was an instructor of Educational Media and assistant director of Media Resources at Iowa State University from 1969 to 1977.
For two years, he sold life and health insurance for Duffee Insurance Agency in Boone and from 1980 to 1995, when he retired, Dick was Inventory Control and Work Order Processor for Mid-State Steel Corp. in Boone.
Dick was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Masons, Order of the Eastern Star, Champlin Chapter Order of DeMolay, A.A.R.P, American Legion, Older Iowans Legislature, R.S.V.P., Boone Roller Rink and Recreation Center, Salvation Army Advisory Board and member and Past President of the Boone Day-Breaker Kiwanis. He was an active member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone where he served on many committees. Dick was very community minded and he served on many boards and committees in Boone involving the youth, senior citizens, and those in need.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Donald and Duwayne Wilson; son, Arlen of Des Moines; two daughters, Carolina Wilson of Waverly and Virginia Brown and husband Timothy of Pierre, S.D.; and four grand-children, Benjamin and Andrew Brown of Pierre, S.D., Brandon Brown of Germany and Amanda Brown of Waverly.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone with Rev. Daniel Solomon officiating. Burial was in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone with Military Honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.
In memory of Dick, memorials may be given to the Boone Kiwanis Day-Breakers Scholarship Fund.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.