Stuart Melvin Wilson

March 1, 1938April 10, 2019

Stuart Wilson passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born on March 1, 1938, to the late Melvin and Luella Wilson in Detroit, Michigan. Stuart graduated from Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, MI. He received his B.A. from Hope College, where he later worked as an English instructor after completing his M.A. at the University of Michigan. He also attended grad school at MSU before taking a position in the Lansing Schools as a teacher of English and German, retiring after a long career.

Stuart is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his children, Tim and Kambria Hittelman Wilson and Ann and Kris Krenke; his beloved grandchildren, Miles and Brooklyn; and his brother and sister-in-law, Curt and Sue Wilson. He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Myrna and Koos Kryger, his sister-in-law, Marge Muilenburg, and many nieces and nephews.

He was an avid reader, an accomplished pianist, and an enthusiastic golfer. He will be remembered for his warmth and dry wit and for being an inveterate raconteur, striking up conversation with whoever was at hand. When he wasn’t drinking coffee with his friends Rudy Johnson and Jim Resh, he could be found on the golf course with his long-time golfing buddy, Bob Bielski. He will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Friends who would like to celebrate Stu’s life are invited to attend an informal celebration of life gathering at Jimmy’s Pub, 16830 Chandler Road, East Lansing on Thursday, May 30, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), League of Women Voters Lansing Area Education Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Wilson family.


30 May

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jimmy’s Pub

16830 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48823


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Emily Stevens

April 22, 2019

I was a student of Mr. Wilson's at Sexton. I feel so lucky that I had him as a teacher, I always looked forward to his class. He was truly passionate about the topics he taught and the students who learned from him. I am glad Mr. Wilson was a part of my life, I believe I am a better person for it. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dallas King

April 14, 2019

I first met Stuart at Community Newscenter when he would buy the Sunday newspapers. He was always congenial and ready to share a joke. He was truly a caring, remarkable man. So sorry for your loss.