Vern  Wilson


Robert Vernon Wilson, 58, of Ottumwa, died August 17, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born November 4, 1960 in Vinton, IA to Robert Vernon and Shirley Gee Wilson. Vern married Barbara Hull on August 15, 1987.
A resident of Ottumwa most of his life, he served 14 years with the Iowa Army National Guard, retiring as Staff Sergeant in 1991. Vern had worked for Winbco Tank. He loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music and singing.
Surviving is his wife, Barbara; children, Kevin (Jami) Berry, Kelly Boughton (Brian), Mandy (Ken) Lindstrom, Richard (Amber) Trout, Yohanah Hollenhorst; many foster children; 10 grandchildren, Autumn, Arista, Patience, Baya, Lyvia, Gabryella, Tyler, Peyton, Sierra, Jacey; a great-grandson, Zander; his mother, Shirley Fultz; siblings, Janet (Tim) Pilcher, Ernie (Lisa) Wilson, Jonathon Wilson (Bobbie), Kim (Dave) Readnour, Pam Tharp; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Vernon Wilson; step-mother, LaVonne Wilson and step-fathers, Don Mitchell and Sid Fultz.
His body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Bible Baptist Church at 944 W. Williams, Ottumwa, with Pastor Ed Matthews officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on August 19, 2019
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Aug 22, 2019
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