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Thomas Keith Wilson

Elk River, Minnesota

Sep 26, 1926 – Dec 3, 2018


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Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services Obituary

Peacefully passed away at home in Prior Lake on 12/3/18 at the age of 92.  He was born and raised in Elk River where he lived for a major part of his life.  For over the last thirty years, he and his wife Prudy have been Floridians enjoying the warm winters there and the beautiful summers in Minnesota. 

He graduated from Elk River High School in 1944 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served during WW II.  He later attended the Universityof Minnesota where he made many lifelong friends.  He married his high school sweetheart, Prudence LaPoint, in 1949 and together they raised their four children on the banks of the Mississippi River in Elk River.  He was very active in the community and served in many leadership positions including the formation of Guardian Angels of Elk River.  Additionally, he was a volunteer fireman, American Legion Commander, Bank Director, and member of the Royal Order of Jesters.  He was a proud American patriot. 

He loved the outdoors and greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.  He was a great socializer and was well known for his storytelling.  Perhaps his most recent favorite thing was Prudy’s annual strawberry rhubarb pie! 

By his own admission, he had a wonderful life. 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Prudence; his son, Stewart (Debbie) Wilson, daughters Nancy Hiner (Arch McCord), Sally (Mark) Pallansch and Jennie Wilson (Cheryl Cook); six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Edith Wilson, sisters, Jean and Margaret, and son-in-law, Dr. Ross Hiner. 

Funeral service at 11:30AM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1326-4th Street NW, Elk River, with visitation starting at 10:00AM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Guardian Angels of Elk River, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church or donors choice. 

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As life has been interrupted and impacted by your Father's passing, may you continue to feel his presence in smiles, humor, and support all around you! I am so very sorry this time of change and loss has come.

Dear Stewart and family,
Im sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Tom as always smiling and friendly.
Praying that fond memories will carry you through this rough time.
Theresa (Houle) Zerwas

Tom will always be remembered by the smile on his face, his warmth for all and that twinkle in his eye as he looked at Prudy or started to tell his friends...or anyone :) a new joke. It has always been a joy to be in his and Prudy's company. He will be greatly missed by his Duluth friends at the Ledges and by Dennis and me who enjoyed their friendship. God be with you Tom and Prudy and their wonderful children.

I am so sorry . I enjoyed him when he came to Dayton to see Vida LaPoint our neighbor.With Prudy. They. were the nicest people Ive ever met. And the rides home from football practice.along with dean bailey, murt foley and the rest of the commercial club o yes those were the days. ....respectfully Robert (Buzz) Schmeltzer

Jennie - I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing. I have such fun memories of the time we spent at your home & cabin in listen. Your Dad & Mom were the coolest!! Thinking of you and your family. Anita (Elliott) Westman

I am so very sorry to read of the death of your dear father. I will be praying for you at this time. God bless his memory and his life.

Nancy and family I am so saddened to hear this. Your Dad was a wonderful man and I so enjoyed visits with your parents. My heart warm condolences and prayers to you all.

My sympathy to the entire family.