Richard Lee Wilson, 83, of Rice Lake, formerly of Spooner, passed away on October 22, 2019 in Eau Claire.
He was born on March 29, 1936, in Graceville, Minnesota, to Georgia Harriet (Engel) Wilson and Herbert Clarence Wilson.
Dick worked for Simplex Time Recorder Co. for 37 years, first in Minneapolis, then a transfer to Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a system salesman. This work involved commercial construction such as hospitals and schools. He loved working with the architects and contractors during this period of his life.
When he had any spare time, his first love was flying and golf. He came by it honestly as his father was a barnstormer. After retirement, he built an airplane and wished he could have built another.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judith; sons, Daniel and Andrew of Grand Rapids, Michigan; daughter, Carolyn Peiffer of Forest Lake, Minnesota; and two beautiful granddaughters, Hannah Peiffer and Jordan Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert Wilson Jr. and Donald Wilson; and sister, Shirley Money.
A Celebration of Life will be held on November 16, 2019, at Lakeside Community Lutheran Church (28626 Co. Rd. H, Webster, WI 54893.) Services will be at 11 a.m. with visitation starting an hour before. Interment will be held on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery south of Spooner.
Chippewa Valley Cremation Service and Celebration of Life Center assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at chippewavalleycremation.com.