Sunday, July 26, 2009

Peter D. Wilson 2000

Peter D. Wilson
Died July 17, 2000
BATTLE CREEK - Peter D. Wilson, 72, of Battle Creek, died Monday at his home. Born April 18, 1928, in Detroit, he was the son of Arthur W. and Grace (Henderson) Wilson. On Aug. 2, 1958, in Detroit, he married the former Mildred M. Miller, who preceded him in death on March 2, 1994.

Peter moved to Battle Creek in 1963 from Empire. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict as a U.S. Marine. He also served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at the American Fibrit Co. in Battle Creek for eight years, retiring in 1990 and also worked for HB Sherman Eaton's & Clark Equipment Co. in Battle Creek. Peter was a member of the VFW Post 565 and American Legion Post 298 in Battle Creek.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Wilson of Battle Creek and Jimmie R. LaForest of Suttons Bay; four daughters, Diana M. Kohler of Suttons Bay, Carrie M. Girod of East St. Louis, Ill., and Sandy M. Oakland and Cindy M. Barney - both of Battle Creek; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Grace Standke.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Glenn Huisinga of First Baptist Church of Springfield officiating. Military honors will be under the auspices of the American Legion Post 298. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Good Samaritan Hospice in Battle Creek.