Richard G Wilson
Born: Sunday, March 23, 1924
Passed: Saturday, March 11, 2017
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 announced at a later date. 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.