HURON — Richard “Dick” V. Wilson, 93, of Huron, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.
A memorial service to celebrate Richard’s life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at First United Methodist Church in Huron with a luncheon to immediately follow the service at the church.
Richard Wilson was born July 11, 1923 in Huron to Wayne and Bonnie (Fletcher) Wilson. He graduated from Huron High School in 1942, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, during WWII. He was sent to the European Theater servicing and repairing B-17 Bombers and P-38 Fighters. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945.
He was united in marriage to Phyllis Gascoigne July 14, 1945. He and his brother, Don Wilson, took over Wilson Motor Co. following the death of their father. He remained with Wilson Motor Co. until its sale and remained as shop manager for Bell Motors until retiring in 1985. He attended the First United Methodist Church and was involved in the Huron Lions Club and Huron Snowmobile Club.
He married Ruby Langbehn March 18, 1988. They were involved in the Fun Steppers Dance Club.
He is survived by his children, Jim (Erma) Wilson, Julie (Thomas) Hofer, and Jerry (Janet) Wilson; stepson, Leroy Langbehn; seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Don; and both wives.