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Donald "Don" Wilson

DONALD 'DON' JAMES WILSON
Independence

Donald "Don" James Wilson, 71, of Independence, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Lexington Estates Care Facility. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Don is survived by his children, Melissa (Richard) Wolfe, Heidi Ishman (and friend) and Brian Wilson; grandchildren, Nicole and Sarah Wolfe, Jayde Wilson and Kaylee, Hunter and Logan Ishman; brothers, Gary (Judy) Wilson, Johnny Wilson, Kenneth (Peggy) Wilson and Mark (Jen) Wilson; and sister, Glenda (Jim Boyland) Wilson. He
was preceded in death by his parents, James and Thelma (Connie) Wilson; grandchildren, Skylar Wolfe and Paige Ishman; sister, Gloria Cashen; and nephew, Christopher Wilson.
Don was born June 1, 1947, to James and Thelma (Connie) Wilson in Independence, Iowa. He worked for many years as a USDA meat inspector, with Agri-processors in Postville, Iowa, as his most recent employment. He also spent many years at Wilson Foods, which later became Farmstead Foods, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Don had a passion for hunting and fishing, as well as drawing, painting and taxidermy work. He loved to play Yahtzee and Scrabble. In lieu of flowers, a memorial benefit savings fund has been established in the name of Don Wilson at Veridian Credit Union.
We would like to extend a big thank-you to the staff members at Lexington Estates and Cedar Valley Hospice in Independence, Iowa, for the fabulous care you all provided for Dad in his final days.