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KEITH R. WILSON

KEITH R. WILSON Obituary
Keith R. Wilson Keith R. Wilson, 73, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He succumbed to an abdominal aortic aneurism. Keith was born in Chicago on April 6, 1936, and was raised in Glencoe, where he met the love of his life, Mary Lou Wonderlic in the fourth grade. He attended New Trier High School and Northwestern, night school. Last year they celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Together they had four children. His family lived in Lincolnshire for over 30 years, where he and his wife were heavily involved in the community. Together they founded a community group, LARG (Lincolnshire Area Representative Government) in an effort to bring greater citizen participation to local government. It may be fairly said that they are primarily responsible for much of the citizen involvement that characterizes the village to this day. Keith, a successful businessman, was a mechanical engineer and very well-known in the field of sound systems. He began his career at Bell & Howell and then at Shure Brothers Incorporated before founding his own companies, Foster Sound and then Audio Supply. He loved to work and enjoyed fishing, hunting and relaxing by the lake. In the last few years of his life, he devoted a major part of his time tracing the genealogy of his family. Keith was a rugged individualist, a man of integrity and lived his life according to his own rules. His first rule of life was family and his love and devotion to them exceeded, by far, any other interests. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.R. Wilson and Carol C. Evans; a brother, David; and also his son, Scott. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (nee Wonderlic); daughters, Cathleen Raasch and Patricia Scott and son, Glenn (Kris); granddaughters, Lauren (Mark) Mateja, Victoria, Valerie and Kaitlyn; and great-granddaughters, Ryann and Reese. There will be no funeral service held per Keith's wishes. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Keith R. Wilson Memorial, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614 or online at www.lpzoo.com. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville, 847-362-3009. You may also visit his guest book online at www.legacy.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Mar. 30, 2010
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