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Richard D. "Dick" Wilson - 88

11/3/1930 - 11/21/2018

     Richard D. “Dick” Wilson, age 88 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date at the Rock Island National Cemetery.

     Richard was born in Elkhart, IN on November 3, 1930, the son of Etna J. and Goldie B. (Dygert) Wilson.  Following high school Richard joined the US Navy serving for 20 years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  He was a Corpsman and X-ray Tech and had served on the USS General E. T. Collins.  He married Mildred E. Simpson on May 11, 1957 in Elkhart.  Following his time in the service Richard was employed as Fire Protection Supervisor at Clinton Corn Processing Company.  He later started Clinton Fire Equipment Company and then The Carpet Cleaner.  He was a member of the AMVETS and Loyal Order of Moose.  Richard was a jack of all trades.  He enjoyed reading, gardening, and woodworking.  He had a love of dogs, especially dachshunds.

     Richard is survived by 3 children; Dale (Diane) Wilson of Thomson, IL, Mark Wilson (Becky Cummings) of Bellevue and Robin (Charlie) Hirsch of Clinton; 8 grandchildren, Paula, Robert, Dayla, Elizabeth, Randi, Ashley, Mark and Ashlei Bell; 23 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson and his latest protector, Rusty.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eugene.  Online condolences may be left at




1:00 to 3:00 PM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


3:00 PM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.

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