Rapid River, MI
Daniel H. Wilson, age 74, of Rapid River, passed away Sunday evening, January 5, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness.
Daniel was born July 11, 1939, in Flint, MI, the son of Harold and Malvina (Johnson) Wilson. He was raised in Ensign and attended the Rapid River Public Schools. Daniel served his country in the US Navy from 1956 to 1963. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Ensign. On January 5, 1963, Daniel was united in marriage to the former Barbara Raspor, in Gladstone at the All Saints Church, and together the couple made their home and raised five children in Rapid River. Daniel worked for Mead Paper Company for thirty-two years in the Craft Mill and he retired in 2001. Daniel was a very quiet man who loved to tell jokes, he enjoyed going to the casino, mowing his yard, and spending time at camp with his family. In addition, Daniel cherished spending time with his loving companion and best friend, his dog, Shadow.
Daniel is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara:
Lynn (Harland) Deneau of Gladstone
Daniel C. Wilson of Mukwonago, WI
Gary (Kristi) Wilson of Freemont, MI
Angela (Allen) Paquin, of Gladstone
David (Lori Harness) Wilson of Rapid River
Grandchildren: Audrey and Adam Fix, Nicholas (Maegan Carmody) Deneau, Justin Wilson, Kaylee (Chris Feikema) Wilson, Devin and Emily Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Corey Wilson, Abby Wilson, Mitchell Paquin, Jacob Paquin and Brittney Paquin.
Great Grandchildren: Caden and Natalie Fix, Benjamin Deneau and Sophia Feikema
Brother and Sisters: Lois (Fred) Day, of Oconto, WI, Marilyn (Gary) Kulas, of Muskego, WI, Richard (Debbie) Wilson of Gladstone, and Shirley O