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Robert F. Wilson

7 janvier , 192810 juin , 2019
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Robert F. Wilson, 91, of Davenport, passed away Monday, June 10th, 2019, at Manor Care Hospice, Bettendorf.

Services in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the Runge Mortuary. Family will greet friends and relatives from 9-10 a.m. Funeral and graveside services to be held starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Robert was born January 7th, 1928, in Robinson, IL to Franklin and Elsie (Bright) Wilson. He grew up in Rock Island and Davenport. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February of 1946 and served overseas in the South Pacific building air strips, holding the title of Corporal (Technician Fifth Grade). Robert married Kay Kline in Rock Island, IL on November 10th, 1967.

Robert used his military trade and passion to start Bi-State Crane Company, then Wilson Construction. He enjoyed racing his modified stock car, collecting antique tractors, and going to the Walcott Coliseum every Friday night. He was a member of the Local 537 Engineers, John Deere Green Club, Moose, Eagles, and the Izaak Walton League.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 51 years, Kay Wilson; daughter, Brenda (John) Swanson of Walcott, IA; son, Rick (Cathy) Wilson of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Kayla (Michael) Black of Mechanicsville, IA; and great-grandchildren, Khloe and Ryder Black.

He was proceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Van De Sompele; daughter, Robin (Wilson) Murphy; and grandson, Casey Wilson.

A special thank you extended to the VA, Genesis Hospice, Denny and Linda McNeal, Marv Jack, and The Vernon Family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Research in the name of Robert Wilson at: www.act.alz.org/donate.

  • FAMILLE

  • Franklin Wilson, Father
  • Elsie (Bright) Wilson, Mother
  • Kay (Kline) Wilson, Wife
  • Brenda (John) Swanson, Daughter
  • Rick (Cathy) Wilson, Son
  • Robin (Wilson) Murphy, Daughter
  • Kayla (Michael) Black, Granddaughter
  • Casey Wilson, Grandson
  • Khloe Black, Great Grandchild
  • Ryder Black, Great Grandchild
  • Evelyn Van De Sompele, Sister
  • PORTEURS

  • John Swanson, Pallbearer
  • Michael Black, Pallbearer
  • Steve Kline, Pallbearer
  • Joe Bain, Pallbearer
  • Steve Vernon, Pallbearer
  • Don Kline, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation samedi, 15 juin , 2019
  • Funeral Service samedi, 15 juin , 2019

Souvenirs

Robert F. Wilson

Dennis. Nancy Carlson

12 juin , 2019

So sorry for loss You took great care of him. I can relate to you in every way. I’m going through the same thing Dementia is very bad. He lived a good life I’m Tyler slack grandmother Prayers to all your family. God Bless

Kent & Gerri Bowers

11 juin , 2019

Kaye & family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a very kind man & we so enjoyed him being in birthday club. You took wonderful care of him May God bless you & give comfort. We will be there Sat.
Much Love
Kent & Gerri

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Biographie

      Robert F. Wilson was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Robert will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was the son of Franklin and Elsie (Ruge) Wilson. Robert grew up in Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa.

      Robert was raised with one sister. He had Evelyn. Robert was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

       Empathic and loyal, Robert was committed to making his new family happy.

      Robert worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Robert was blessed with three children, two daughters, Brenda and Robin and a son Rick. Another blessing for Robert was the gift of one granddaught, Kayle and, two great grandchildren, Khloe and Ryder.

      Fortunately, Robert enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Robert worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation owner and operator of Bi-State Crane Companyand Wilson Construction. Robert always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Robert was an U. S. Army veteran. He served overseas in the South Pacific building air strips. Through his hard work, he achieved the rank of Corporal Technician Fifth Grade. His fellow soldiers viewed him as a brother in arms and knew that he was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Robert enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were racing modified stock cars, collecting antique tractors and going to Walcott Coliseum every Friday night. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Throughout his life, Robert was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. In high school, Robert was a member of the Local 537 Engineers, John Deere Green Club, Moose, Eagles and Izaak Walton League.

      Robert passed away on June 10, 2019 at Manorcare Health Services. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Jan Mau of Davenport, IA; son, Jeffery (Ann Marie) Mau of Davenport, IA; daughter, Jennifer Mau of Portland, OR; grandchildren, Avery Panganiban of Portland, OR and Hunter Mau of Davenport, IA; sister, Sandy (Ed) Winborn of Davenport, IA; and brother, Ron (Cheryl) Mau of Bettendorf, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Denise Griffin. Services were held in the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Robert was laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park, Davenport, Iowa.

      Simply stated, Robert was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Robert leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Robert F. Wilson.