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
With much sympathy to Barb and FamilyCarl & Helen Raspor
Daniel L Wilson - Lockport, NY
I and my family are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my first cousin, Daniel Harold. Because of of our age difference and the great distance between our homes, I was not privileged to know Daniel, but did get to spend some time with his parents, Uncle Harold and Aunt Malvina and had some contact when my father, his Uncle Donald L. Wilson, took me to visit the family in Gladstone. I believe I am the only other Daniel Wilson from the same generation of the great Wilson family. We send our love, prayers and condolences to all of our cousin’s surviving family members. May God grant you His peace during this time of sorrow.
Nancy Dickson - Carleton, MI
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. My memory is not so good anymore, but I still remember how kind Dan was to this cousin and family. My husband, Jim also felt so well treated by all of you, the many times we came to the U.P.
Lois Groleau - East Jordan, MI
i was so saddened to hear about dan..he was such a kind, quiet man and always had a smile on his face. its times like this that i wish i didnt live so far away…even though i wont be able to attend today please know that my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be greatly missed.