Daniel E. Wilson

March 5, 1941April 13, 2018

Daniel E. Wilson, age 77 of Greensburg, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Born March 5, 1941, in Ripley County, Indiana, he was the son of Everett and Margaret (Abplanalp) Wilson. He married Sarajane Weber August 31, 1960, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads. Dan was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads, a 1959 graduate of Batesville High School, and a 1963 graduate of Purdue University. While at Purdue, Dan worked for the Purdue Agronomy Department and Indiana Crop Improvement. Following graduation, he was the Agriculture teacher at Jackson Township School in Decatur County. He has also been a Manager at Lowe’s Pellets and Grain and was County Executive Director at Decatur County ASCS (now FSA Office), and finally full-time farmer. Dan started farming at the age of 13, riding his bike up to work at Narwold’s Dairy Farm. He cleared five acres on his Dad’s property so he could grow corn. Dan always had a passion for farming, John Deere tractors especially antiques, and music, but what he loved most was spending time with his family. Also important was his faith in God giving us the sun and rain to turn one grain into millions. His voice was well-known for announcing tractor pulls, horse pulls, and the Napoleon Fireman’s Annual Picnic. He was preceded in death by his parents, son William (Bill) Wilson, and two infant grandsons, Arthur and John Rempe. Survivors include his wife of 57+ years, son Ben (Melinda) Wilson of Batesville, and four daughters Beth (Clint) Miller, Beverly Wilson, Bonnie (Joe) Weisenbach, all from Greensburg and Rebecca (Doug) Bohman from Enochsburg. Grandchildren include Jason (Kierstyn) Miller West Lafayette, Michelle Miller Minneapolis Minnesota, Megan (Joe) Wiggins Lafayette, Lindsay (Aaron) Krieger Fort Wayne, Addison Rempe Greensburg, Taylor (Aaron) Schroder Greensburg, Derek (Ali) Wilson Hamburg, Evan Wilson Hamburg, Erica Wilson New Point, Justin Weisenbach Greensburg, Sarah, Olivia, and Madelyn Bohman, Enochsburg. Great grandchildren, Luella Miller, Holden and Elliott Krieger, Everett William Wilson, and Hensley Schroder. Visitation will be held at Gilliland Howe Funeral Home on April 18 from 2 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Smyrna Lutheran Church, 3815 S CR 550 E, Greensburg, on April 19 at 10:30 am with visitation one-hour prior. Burial will follow at the Smyrna Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Creighton Leptak, Jr. of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the perpetual care of Salem Cemetery, Napoleon Fire Department, or donor’s choice in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Everett Wilson, Father
  • Margaret Wilson, Mother
  • Sarajane Wilson, Spouse
  • Beth (Clint) Miller, Daughter
  • Beverly Wilson, Daughter
  • Bonnie (Joe) Weisenbach, Daughter
  • Becky (Doug) Bohman, Daughter
  • Ben (Melinda) Wilson, Son
  • William Wilson, Son
  • Jason (Kierstyn) Miller, Grandchild
  • Michelle Miller, Grandchild
  • Megan (Joe) Wiggins, Grandchild
  • Lindsay (Aaron) Krieger, Grandchild
  • Addison Rempe, Grandchild
  • Taylor (Aaron) Schroder, Grandchild
  • Derek (Ali) Wilson, Grandchild
  • Evan Wilson, Grandchild
  • Erica Wilson, Grandchild
  • Justin Weisenbach, Grandchild
  • Sarah Bohman, Grandchild
  • Olivia Bohman, Grandchild
  • Madeyln Bohman, Grandchild
  • Arthur Rempe, Grandchild
  • John Rempe, Grandchild
  • Luella Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Holden Krieger, Great Grandchild
  • Elliott Krieger, Great Grandchild
  • Everett William Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Hensley Schroder, Great Grandchild

  • Jason Miller
  • Addison Rempe
  • Derek Wilson
  • Evan Wilson
  • Justin Weisenbach
  • Ben Wilson
  • Doug Bohman
  • Ben Schwering

  • Salem Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund
  • Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Thursday, April 19, 2018

Daniel E. Wilson

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Jim and Patty Lawrence

April 17, 2018

Sara Jane and Family
Patty and I send our Sincere Condolences. We were definitely shocked and hurt to hear of your loss. It seems like just a few days ago that Dan was so shocked when he read in the paper an obituary for a James Lawrence and he thought it was me. Dan was always good natured and friendly with everyone and will be missed by all.
We are sorry that we cannot be with all of you but we will be there in thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Patty

Roger and Carol George

April 16, 2018

Our prayers are with the whole family! Sorry we can't be there for you!

Kenny Hull

April 15, 2018

SaraJane, I was surprised and saddened to hear about Danny. Always enjoyed him at family reunions or get togethers. He had a great sense of humor. Know, you and he are in my prayers.