Donald Leslie Wilson
Donald Leslie Wilson
  • February 12, 1937 - July 22, 2017
  • Peoria, Illinois

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Donald Leslie Wilson, 80, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife Debby and daughter Leslie at his side. He was born on February 12, 1937 in Peoria to Deryl L. and Helen M. (Mann) Wilson. He married Deborah E. Doering on February 14, 2001.
He is survived by the love of his life, His wife, Deborah; daughters, Leslie E. (Bryson) Wilson, Diane L. (John) Kneer; one brother, Rolland D. Wilson and one sister, Jackie (George) Sondag; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; four brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents, one son, Daniel L. Wilson who passed away on July 14, 2014 and his mother and father-in-law.
Don worked as a plaster for over 50 years owning his own business. He loved riding his motorcycles, boating and especially loved spending time with his family, including the many road trips he took with Debby. Don was an amazing man, father and loving husband that worked hard and will always be fondly remembered as "Pudge".
Private family services will be held at a later date. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria. The Davison Fulton Woolsey Wilton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to his family or to the charity of the donor's choice. You may create an online condolence at