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David Harry Wilson

Posted January 30, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Grimes, Urbandale, West Des Moines
David Harry Wilson was born April 23, 1925 to Frank Brewer Wilson and Gertrude Lillian Thomas Wilson in Manchester, Iowa. Dave graduated from Manchester High School in 1943. He served as an officer in the U.S Marine Corps where he was trained for a beach assault in Japan and was then assigned to occupational forces in Nagasaki until 1946. In 1947, he married Maureen Dorman of Manchester. In 1948, Dave graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Commerce. His career was in the insurance industry. He retired as Manager of the Maryland Casualty Insurance Company.

David Harry Wilson

David Harry Wilson

Dave is survived by his wife, Maureen; son Jerry Frank Wilson (Lea Caryl Rickard) of Creve Coeur, Missouri and their children, Lindsey Cathryn Wilson and Andrew David Wilson; son David Scott Wilson (Norma Jean Grimes) of Des Moines; and daughter Nancy Wilson Kranovich (Robert Kranovich) of West Des Moines and their children, Brandon Robert Kranovich and Danielle Elizabeth Kranovich; plus a niece (Martha Jean Beloin) and several nephews (Thomas Wilson, Brewer Wilson, and Doug Wilson).

Services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 31 at Iles Westover Funeral Home, 6337 Hickman Road. Visitation will commence at 9:00 am immediately prior to the service. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Manchester, Iowa at 3:00 pm on January 31.
Memorials may be made to Calvin Community at 4210 Hickman in Des Moines or The Reserve on Walnut Creek at 2727 82nd Street Place in Urbandale.


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