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Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN

OBITUARY

Jack M. Wilson

September 25, 1928February 1, 2020

Jack M. Wilson, 91 of Warren and formerly of Huntington passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Wesleyan Healthcare Center in Marion. Jack was born in 1928, the son of Lucille and John Wilson. He was preceded in death by a sister: Colleen, and a brother: Charles. His sister Naomi, resides in Tennessee.

Jack married Emilie and had two daughters, Susan and Sarah, and were grandparents to five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Jack served his country honorably as a WWII veteran enlisting in the Navy at the age of seventeen and later served in the Marines and lastly the Army as a paratrooper. Following military service, he worked as a switchman for the railroad and later for Sunday Visitor/Noll Printing as a journeyman printer until his retirement.

Emilie preceded Jack in death and in her honor he established the Huntington Community Foundation, 2 4 Golf Scholarship Fund to assist with HNHS student’s continuing education. Jack and Emilie were avid golfers making lifetime friends who shared their passion. Jack can claim five hole-in-ones in his lifetime. After Emilie’s passing he cherished visits with his best friends and their frequent visits to Whopper Wednesday.

A celebration of life will be shared at the family cottage in Michigan later this summer.

Memorial donations can be made out to Huntington County Community Foundation – 2 4 Golf, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

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  • FAMILY

  • Susan, Daughter
  • Sarah, Daughter
  • Naomi, Sister
  • Emilie Wilson, Wife (deceased)
  • John Wilson, Father (deceased)
  • Lucille Wilson, Mother (deceased)
  • Colleen, Sister (deceased)
  • Charles, Brother (deceased)
  • Five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Huntington County Community Foundation - 2 4 Golf

Services

  • Celebration of Life At A Later Date

Memories

Jack M. Wilson

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Darwin Stoffel

February 8, 2020

Your dad was one of the great friends I had through my life. Always had a smile on his face and something good to say ! I definitely had great respect for him and your mother ! God blessed us with Jack and Emilie's presence, and blessed both of them through life and death. He will be missed, but left me and my family with good memories and lots of love !!!!!

Keith Disler

February 8, 2020

RIP Daisy...I worked in the next department for many years at Noll Printing. He always had a sense of humor and fanatic health guru.
Condolences to his family!

Angie Richert

February 5, 2020

I know Jack through my dad, Dave Reust. They were Whopper Wednesday friends and my dad always enjoyed his time with him. My condolences to your family. Tony has shared many stories with me over the years. Rest In Peace Jack.

Jennifer McCloskey

February 4, 2020

Growing up my father, Al Stoffel, and I would play at Frazanda Golf Course. There were several golf couples that I was in awe of but the prettiest couple was Jack and Emelie Wilson. I will never forget when your father turned 50 and my dad asked him to do one-armed push-ups. My father was in the Marines and respected how fit he was. My first thought when I saw Jack's name was "Awww - they are finally being reunited!" Prayers for all of you through this difficult time. May you remember the good times!

Todd Slusser

February 3, 2020

Jack was a role model for me as a young man. He was a strong, yet kind man, who taught me life lessons as well as weight lifting. I will cherish our friendship and the memories made at the YMCA. A good and decent man, who saw good in everyone. God’s speed my friend.