Kevin Wilson, 47 - January 03, 2007
Kevin Dale “Heavy” Wilson, 47, died Friday evening, Dec. 22, 2006, at the McCook Community Hospital.
Memorial services were held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Maywood High School in Maywood.
Wilson was born on Nov. 8, 1959, the first of three children born to Willis and Lynne Wilson at McCook.
He attended school in Maywood and graduated from Maywood High School in 1978.
Wilson was united in marriage to Marilyn Smith, his high school sweetheart, in 1980. He and his wife had celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on Dec. 13, 2006.
The couple spent most of their years living on a farm west of Maywood with their two children, Jared Allen and Jamie Lynne.
He enjoyed all aspects of farming and working with cattle, as he could do any maintenance needed to run a farm, according to family members. He also enjoyed people and lent a helping hand to anyone that needed him.
Wilson also enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with family and friends and was also a huge Husker fan, said family members.
He enjoyed all kinds of sports and participated in football, basketball and wrestled for the Maywood Tigers. Following his senior year, he was chosen as a member of the All State eight-man football team. He was the catcher with the Curwood baseball team and he could be found on the golf course whenever there was time to play, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his grandparents, Walt and Mabel Wilson and George and Hope Wiseman; his father-in-law, Don Smith.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn; his children—Jamie Lynne Wilson of Gothenburg and Jared Wilson; parents, Willis and Lynne Wilson of Maywood; brothers—Kirk and Mary Wilson of Imperial and Kris and Michelle Wilson of McCook; a brother-like cousin, Russ Wilson of Lincoln, who grew up in the Wilson household; mother-in-law, Mary Smith; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
The family requests memorials to the Maywood Community Hall in lieu of flowers. Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Curtis is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.