Hubert Wilson

Hubert Wilson, 77, of Lewistown, died at 9:06 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 1, 1921, at Owensboro, Ky., a son of Bert C. and Fannie (Davis) Wilson. He married Ferne Louise Brush on May 31, 1944, at Owensboro, Ky. She died Dec. 24, 1997.

He also was preceded in death by one son, Michael Wilson, on Feb. 21, 1981; four brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Abernathy of Vermont, Sandra Schappaugh of Forest City and Rebecca Schmidt of St. David; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orille Holmes and Middy Golson of Owensboro, Ky.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a farmer and worked in oil fields while living in Kentucky. He later moved to Illinois and farmed in Lewistown Township until his death.

He also was a coal miner at the Big 10 mine in Bryant, drove a school bus for Lewistown High School for several years, drove a route delivery truck for the Journal Star for 45 years and was a mechanic for various garages in Lewistown.

He was a member of Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown with Rev. Martin Janicke officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by Lewistown Veterans of Foreign Wards Post 5001 and American Legion Post 1.

Memorials may be made to the Lewistown Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/4/1999



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