Sunday, April 18, 2010

Harry Roscoe Wilson

Harry Roscoe Wilson, age 89, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his residence.  Harry was born September 22, 1920, in Libertyville, IL, to Frank and Jennett (Nee: Roscoe) Wilson.

On November 10, 1956, he was united in marriage to Phyllis L. Lueck.   During World War II Harry proudly served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific.  He was employed by International Harvester as a Mechanical Engineer and concluded his career in Japan as Liaison Engineer for IH and Komatsu International Kimco before retiring to South Carolina.

Active in his churches, he served as Treasurer of Faith Community Church (UCC) in Libertyville, West Tokyo Union church in Mitaka, Japan and Pickens Presbyterian Church in Pickens, SC.  He was an ordained Elder and Deacon of the Presbyterian Church and was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Racine.

Harry was a lifetime member of Optimists International and belonged to the Racine Tuesday Optimist Club.  He enjoyed travel and Elderhosteling after retirement.  Golf and silver-smithing were his major hobbies.  A passion was his genealogical research and tracing his roots to the Mayflower and Thirteenth Century England.  Harry loved time spent with his family.  He left us too soon and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; his children, Brian Wilson of Wildwood, IL, Brooke Wilson of Racine and Bret Wilson of Antioch, IL; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin-brother, Robert F. Wilson; by his son, Robert H. Wilson and by his twin-daughters, Louise Carpenter and Virginia Palmgren.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio St.,  with Rev. Melanie Hammond Clark and Rev. Victoria Millar officiating.  Interment will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Covenant Presbyterian Church have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and staff and to Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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