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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Robert F. Wilson

January 7, 1928June 10, 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.

  • FAMILY

  • 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
  • PALLBEARERS

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

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Dennis. Nancy Carlson

June 12, 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

June 11, 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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Biography

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.