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Arthur Vernon "Vernon" Wilson

Male 1918 - 2003


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  • Name  Arthur Vernon "Vernon" Wilson  [1, 2
    Nickname  Vernon 
    Born  2 Jun 1918  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Feb 1951  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  16 Mar 2000  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  12 Jul 2003  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  14 Jul 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Arthur Vernon Wilson, 85, of Wapello, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

      Born June 2, 1918, in Columbus Junction, he was the son of John Elmer and Martha Agnes Seitz Wilson. On February 2, 1939, he married Madelene Johnson in Burlington.

      Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed in the Wapello area until 1961 and then worked as a forklift operator at Heinz in Muscatine until retiring in 1978.

      He was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wapello and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

      Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Verna Michelle Fowler of Duarte, California, Donna Jean Winegar of The Woodlands, Texas, Judy Hoel of Nevada, Carla Heater of Wapello, and Mary Ellen Wilson of Burlington; one son, Larry Vernon Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, three sisters and three brothers.

      The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello.

      The funeral for Mr. Wilson will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Solid Rock Baptist Church with the Reverend Dan Doolin officiating. Burial will follow.

      A memorial has been established for the Wapello Community Ambulance Service.
    Buried  15 Jul 2003  Parson's Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  17 Jul 2003  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Mediapolis News 
    • Arthur Vernon Wilson, 85, of Wapello, died Saturday night, July 12, 2003, at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.

      The son of John Elmer and Martha Agnes Seitz Wilson, he was born June 2, 1918, at Columbus Junction. He married Madelene Johnson on February 2, 1939, at Burlington.

      He served in the US Army during World War II. He farmed in the Wapello area until 1961 and then worked as a forklift operator at Heinz at Muscatine and retired in 1978.

      He was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church at Wapello and the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 at Wapello. He enjoyed working and fishing.

      He is survived by his wife Madelene, five daughters, Verna Michelle and Stan Fowler of Duarte, California, Donna Jean and Roger Winegar of The Woodlands, Texas, Judy and Rex Hoel of Nevada, Iowa, Carla and Jerry Heater of Wapello, and Mary Ellen Wilson of Burlington; a son, Larry Vernon Wilson of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Ruth Ann Wilson and Linda Walker; three sisters, Bessie, Louise and Erma; and three brothers, Frank, Lewis and an infant John.

      The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Solid Rock Baptist Church at Wapello, with Pastor Dan Doolin officiating. Burial was at the Parsons Cemetery, rural Wapello, with military rites by the Wapello VFW.

      A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Community Ambulance Service.

      Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home at Wapello was in charge of arrangements.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Arthur V. Wilson; born: 2 June 1918; died: 12 July 2003 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I6035  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Elmer "Elmer" Wilson,   b. 17 Oct 1882, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1954, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha Agnes Seitz,   b. 2 Feb 1882, near Elrick Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1951, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  2 Feb 1902  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Married  2 Feb 1904  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Issue 
    • There were at least seven children from this marriage.
    Marriage Announcement  4 Feb 1904  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • James (sic) E. Wilson of near Newport, and Miss Martha Seitz of Elrick, were married at Wapello, Tuesday evening.
    Family ID  F2354  Group Sheet

    Family  Madelene Johnson 
    Married  2 Feb 1939  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Issue 
    • There were eight children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7735  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Arthur 'Vernon' Wilson
    The Obituary of Arthur "Vernon" Wilson
    Art died at age 85. He was a resident of Wapello, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S347] Gadbaw, Martha "Louese" (Wilson) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa).

    2. [S3160] Wilson, Arthur "Vernon" - Obituary (Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, July 14, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S1290] Wilson, Martha Agnes (Seitz) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 1, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S9178] Wilson, Arthur Vernon "Vernon" - Obituary (Mediapolis News), (originally published in the Mediapolis News, Thursday, July 17, 2003; Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1291] World Connect - PENDRY's Wales to IL, and Beyond: pendryfamilytree, (last updated: 2011-07-20 19:49:25 UTC (Wed), contact David L. Pendry) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1292] Wilson, John "Elmer" and Martha Agnes Seitz - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 4, 1904; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).