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In Memory of

Roger W. Wilson

September 15, 1927 - March 14, 2015

Obituary


Roger "Bud", 87, passed away March 14, 2015 at the Veterans' Home in Quincy, Illinois
after a courageous battle to live with various ailments. The staff there attended to his needs and comfort.

He was born September 15, 1927 in Springfield to Charles and Dora (Bryant) Wilson. Married Rosalie DeLong, later divorced then married Barbara Allen. He is survived by his son, Charlie (fiancee, Ann McCaughan) of Springfield, three sisters, Doris Emma Jane Estes, Eileen LoPossa, both of Springfield, MaryAnn Ahrens from Thayne, WY, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Roger "Bud", 87, passed away March 14, 2015 at the Veterans' Home in Quincy, Illinois
after a courageous battle to live with various ailments. The staff there attended to his needs and comfort.

He was born September 15, 1927 in Springfield to Charles and Dora (Bryant) Wilson. Married Rosalie DeLong, later divorced then married Barbara Allen. He is survived by his son, Charlie (fiancee, Ann McCaughan) of Springfield, three sisters, Doris Emma Jane Estes, Eileen LoPossa, both of Springfield, MaryAnn Ahrens from Thayne, WY, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara (Allen) Wilson, sister, Ruth Busch
brother, Charles Wilson, Jr. and brother-in-law Ron Ahrens.

Roger was a Charter Member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15. He was in active service with the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1948 serving in the Philippine Islands, Palawan Island, Marshall Islands and Okenawa in the Pacific Battle in the last Big Armada. He was awarded medals for Navy Good Conduct, China Service, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Camp, WWII Victory, Navy Occupation, Philippine Liberation, and Philippine Independence. He was Ships Baker and Cook for 3000-4000 service men and women including officers and WWII 3rd Class Commissary Man. He served on the USS Boxer Carrier, Acorn 47 and Sea Plane Tender. Roger was also in the US. Naval Reserves from July 1955 to July 1958.

Cremation services were accorded by Bisch and Son Memorial Home at Roger's request.

Military Honors will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery on Friday,
April 17 at 12 Noon. Graveside prayers will be given by Dr. Roger Ross of First United Methodist Church. Immediately following, a celebration to honor his life will be held at Gabatoni's Restaurant, 300 East Laurel for family and friends.

Because of Roger's love for animals, in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Lucky's Place Animal Humane Assn. of Star Valley, P.O. Box 654, Thayne, WY 83127

Roger served the Lord by helping others and will be remembered and missed by all who knew him.