VeteranHoward Wilson

Howard WilsonHoward E. Wilson, 82, of Smithfield died at 12:45 a.m. May 28, 2007, at Graham Hospital extended care in Canton.

He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, a son of Glen and Goldie Griffin Wilson. He married Lelea M. Ford on Feb. 28, 1947, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Martha I. Fidler of Lewistown; three sons, Howard E. and Elmer G., both of Smithfield and Harold L. of Bushnell; three sisters, Fern Landwehr of Dunlap, Elsie Garbin of Girard and Eva Fisher of Maryland; one brother, Chuck of Fairview; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Morris and Alfred; one sister, Dorothy Wilson; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla Wilson.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a rifleman and automotive mechanic.

He was a farmer and also worked for FS in Cuba. He retired as a night watchman at Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Co.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery with military services conducted by Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/30/2007