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David Merle Wilson

August 14, 1945 February 18, 2019
David Merle Wilson
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Obituary for David Merle Wilson

David Merle Wilson, 73 of Keokuk, IA died Monday, February 18, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 14, 1945 in Kirksville, MO the son of Albert Merle “Dinky” and Eloise Cummings Wilson. On August 14, 1965 David was united in marriage to Cheryl Bloyd in Macomb, IL. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Gina Wilson of Keokuk and Dana Boone and her husband, Patrick, two grandsons, Nathan and Kirklan Boone and two great-grandsons, David and Eli Boone all of Ft. Madison, IA.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Cheryl Wood.

David graduated from Harmony High School in Bonaparte, IA with the Class of 1963.

David had been employed in Foote Mineral in Keokuk for twenty-two years. He later worked for Lee County at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk, retiring after more than twenty years of service.

David was an active Union Member during all his working years.

David loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting. He regularly attended auctions and was an avid flea market shopper and enjoyed trips to Rutledge. David loved spending time with his grandsons.

Visitation was held on Friday, February 22, from 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with family meeting with friends at that time. A graveside service followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Keokuk with Captain Grace Roinila officiating.


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