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Wendell Wilson

Obituary for Wendell Wilson

October 25, 1925 - April 21, 2018
Afton, Iowa | Age 92


Wendell Wilson, 92, of Afton, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Afton Care Center in Afton. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Afton United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton and Pastor Jim Morris will officiate.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston.

Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Memorials are to the Afton United Methodist Church.

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Wendell Gene Wilson was born October 25, 1925 in Shannon City, Iowa, to Mildred M. (Keim) Wilson and Harry Rowland Wilson. Wendell went on to attend the Arispe School system where he graduated in 1943 as the valedictorian of his class. After graduation he farmed with his parents at the Shannon City farm later moving with them to a farm south of Creston.

On November 4, 1948, Wendell was united in marriage to Evelyn Lucille Fluckey at her parents' home in Afton. They continued to farm on the farm south of Creston with Wendell's parents. In 1951, they moved to a farm southwest of Afton, where they lived and farmed for the next 26 years. In 1977, they moved to their current farm on 205th Street, retiring after 60 years of farming. Lucille died in September of 2012.

Wendell was a member of the Afton United Methodist Church, the Creston Lions Club, the Farm Bureau and the Union County Cattlemen. He also served as a Highland Township Trustee for many years, as well as, on the County School Board Education Counsel.

Wendell is survived by his son Steven (wife Cindy) Wilson of Afton, daughter Sheila (husband Kenny) Brown of Afton, foreign exchange student Susanne (husband Ecki) Mross of Dorsdef, Germany, one sister-in-law Maurine Vogel of North Branch, Minn.; 6 grandchildren Jeremy Wilson of Bloomington, Ill., Jarrad Wilson of Creston; Dusty (wife Lisa) Brown of Afton, Megan (husband Drew) Floyd of Afton, Eike Mross and Jannes Mross, both of Dorsdef, Germany and 6 great-grandchildren, Samuel Simpson, Drake and Hayden Wilson, Braxton & Bryson Brown and Krue Floyd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Lauren Wilson and Duane Wilson and a sister, Viva Tuttle.



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