Duane M. Wilson, age 53, of Revere, MO, died unexpectedly early Monday, August 29, 2016 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Duane was born January 8, 1963 in Keosauqua, IA.
On June 4, 1983 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Ellen D. Edlen at the Peaksville Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen; his two daughters, Jenny (Mike) Whitfield of Kahoka and Megan Wilson of Keosauqua; a grandson, Jayden Whitfield of Kahoka; in-laws, Vernon and Carol Edlen of Kahoka; one brother, Willie (Julie) Wilson of Lacona, IA; two sisters, Vicki Wilson (Paula Whitaker) of Monroe, GA and Cindy LeMaster of St. Francisville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dana (Randy) Justice and Jeff (Libby) Edlen, all of Kahoka; aunts and uncles: Robert (Joan) Wilson of Starkville, MS , Ronald (Joan) Wilson of Overland Park, KS and Dorothy Ricketts of Little York, IL; special friend, Gene Daniel of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard M. Wilson; grandparents, Melvin and Hazel Wilson, and uncle, Wilber Ricketts.
Duane graduated from Revere High School in 1981. Being a fourth generation farmer, his love for farming developed at a young age as he took over the family farm. For the past 24 years he was a machinist at Headco Machine in Keokuk, Iowa.
Farming was in Duane’s blood. He and Ellen shared the same passion and respected the time and work involved in caring for it. He enjoyed going to tractor pulls and farm auctions and the conversation with fellow farmers. He loved to hunt and fish and watch the St. Louis Cardinals. His true happiness and joy came from being together with his wife, daughters, son-in-law and grandson. He had a special love for his grandson, Jayden. Grandpa and Jayden were joined at the hip and wherever Grandpa was and whatever he was doing, Jayden was right there beside him. He looked forward to his granddaughter due this coming November.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating and a reading by Megan Wilson. Music selections included: The Old Rugged Cross”, “God Made A Farmer”, and “The Party’s Over”. Pallbearers included: Jeff Edlen, Mike Frazier, John Oilar, Bill Bonine, Bobby Wilson and Terry Daw. Honorary bearers were: Randy Justice, Jeremy Daw, Tim Daw, Alan Ludwick, Jayden Whitfield, Jim Cook, Ritchie McDaniel and Gerret Ewart. Burial will follow in Anson Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Anson Cemetery.