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Dr. Richard "Dick" G. Wilson, 92, of Rockford, passed away on March 11, 2017. He was born on March 23, 1924 in West Liberty, Iowa, the eldest son of John and Etta (Gregg) Wilson. Dick received his medical degree from the University of Iowa. He also served in the United States Navy and Army. He married Florence Pitz on August 10, 1947. They had four children, Ann (Barry) Ferner of Snoqualmie, WA, Robert (Catherine) Wilson of Elgin, IL, Kathy (George) Lake of Tempe, AZ, and Carol Walter. She predeceased him on October 11, 1980. He later married Grace (Radde) Allison on December 3, 1983. Dick loved his family, and enjoyed being involved in the Pink Ball Golfing Group, was an avid member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, received a United Way Volunteer of the Year award for his work with Rockford Day Nursery, enjoyed teaching the X-ray tech students at Swedish American, and loved to travel.
Survivors include his loving wife, Grace; his 3 children; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Wilson of Iowa City. Predeceased by his first wife; daughter, Carol Walter; brother, Jack Wilson; and daughter-in-law, Jan Wilson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Westminster Presbyterian Church 2821 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107, with Rev. Bill Ward officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 Bell School Rd., Rockford, I L 61107 or Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund, 4141 N. Rockton Ave. Rockford, IL 61103 or the Rockford Day Nursery Early Learning Center, 2323 S 6th St, Rockford, IL 61104.

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  1. Evelyn Doty

    I have been in the real estate business for over 50 years and managed apt. buildings for Dick for many years. I can truthfully say that I don't believe I have ever met a nicer person. He never had a harsh word to say about anyone. I often think about him and you, Grace. I will always remember you both and look forward to seeing you again someday up there. God bless.

  2. Karin Bell Dorn

    I was 17 when I started X-ray training at Swedes, now I am 71. I was so afraid of your father as he was gruff ! Everyone smoked so you had to cut your way through the smoke. With the strict training I graduated 1st in my class in 1965 & worked 3 yrs. at St. A's & ran the Dept. at St. Joe in Belvidere for 26 yrs. Looking back it was a great program I suffered through. So sorry for the loss off your Father. Karin Lynne Bell Dorn

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