His funeral service was held Thursday, April 28, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Chapel in Bettendorf. He was laid to rest in Jack's Cemetery, LeClaire. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Feb. 13, 1926 in LeClaire, the son of Samuel and Alta (Tobey) Wilson. On May 2, 1947, he was united in marriage to Evelyn N. Auliff in Davenport.
Ivan was a farmer and a 28 year employee of the Scott County Road Department. He was a life-member of the Moose Lodge, a member of the Springbrook Country Club of DeWitt, and a member of the Princeton Presbyterian Church.
Ivan loved horses and rode his horse to school with his future wife, Evelyn whom he met while they attended grade school. He also enjoyed reading western books of all kinds.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of nearly 64 years, Evelyn; his daughter, Patricia (Jim) Carr of Davenport; his sons, Richard (Karen) Wilson of Davenport and Michael Wilson of Storm Lake; his grandchildren, Molly (Mike Kohler) Wilson, Matthew Wilson and his fiancÚ, Jennie Simmons, Jeffrey Wilson and his girlfriend, Rebecca and Andrew Wilson and his fiancÚ, Elizabeth Korzelik; his great-grandchildren, Wilson Kohler and Samantha Kohler; along with many other relatives and wonderful friends.
Ivan was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Wilson and his sister, Iva Wilson.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by viewing Ivan's obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.