- May 1, 1927 - July 28, 2011
- Elkhart, Indiana
of Robert's Passing
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Robert L. Wilson 84, of Elkhart passed away July 28, 2011 at Elkhart General Hospital. Robert was born on May 1, 1927 in Waukegan, Ill to Herbert and Della (Murry) Wilson and married Joan Minsel in Elkhart on Feb. 17 1990. Robert was preceded in death by his former wife Edie Wilson of 39 years of marriage she passed in 1989, and parents Robert was a graduate of Waukegan Township High School in 1944 and a 1949 Purdue graduate. He was in the Navy from 1945 to 1952. Robert was employed by CTS for 33 years as VP of Marketing and retired from there in 1987. Robert was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, ADEC, YMCA board past president, and the Mr. & Mrs. Club. Survivors include his wife Joan; daughters Sharon (Jack) Godwin of Shalimar, Fl, Deborah (Bill) Whitmyer of Brighton, MI, son Richard (Kathy) Wilson of Starr, ID; step-children Diana (Al) Christenson of Huntington Station, NY, Steve (Jan) Minsel of Elkhart, Kimberly (Jeff) Galyen of New Castle, IN, Heather (Chuck ) Atwell of Elkhart; sister Judith (Richard) Asma of Germantown, WI; two grandchildren Andrew (Tracey) Whitmyer, Amanda (Ryan) Hoeft, ten step-grandchildren, one great grandchild, six step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral home on July 31, 2011 from 2 to 5 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Funeral services will be Monday Aug. 1 2011Trinity United Methodist Church at 11 am with Pastor Mark Dicken officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola. Memorial can be given to ADEC and Trinity United Methodist Church.