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Monday, August 22, 2011 Mourns the Passing of Robert Wilson

Robert D. Wilson, 77, of DeWitt died at midnight Saturday (Aug. 20, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. The Rev. Mary Louise Haxton and J. Kent Hickerson will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wapella, with military honors accorded. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to DeWitt County 4-H Foundation or DeWitt County Museum.
He was born in DeWitt County on Dec. 13, 1933, a son of Burl D. and Evelyn Fern Rolofson Wilson. He graduated from Wapella High School. He married Helen Bray on Aug. 15, 1953, in Clinton. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Rodney D. (Debra) Wilson and Polly A. (Terry) Daugherty, both of Clinton; four grandchildren, Sarah J. (Michael) Oldham of Downers Grove, Ryan D. (Sarah) Wilson of Lindenhurst, Chad L. (Nichole) Daugherty of Cero Gordo and Chase M. Daugherty of Clinton; three great-grandchildren, Payton and Preston Oldham and Haley Daugherty; and one sister, Donna L. Stivers of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of LeRoy United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge and a retired farmer. He was a member of the DeWitt County Farm Bureau, American Legion and DeWitt County Museum.

All flags one-half mast please for US Army Veteran Robert Wilson.

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