Robert (Bob) Howard Wilson, 88, died Wednesday September 5, 2018, in the Iowa Veterans Home, at Marshalltown, IA, following a short illness. Funeral Service is to be held Monday, September 10, 2018, 10am, at United Methodist Church in Fayette. Inurnment will be held 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 10 at Dunham Grove Cemetery, rural Randalia with Military Rites provided by American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 9, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 pm., at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, in Fayette and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the church on Monday.
Robert is survived by his two daughters, Patsy McNaughton and husband Gil McNaughton, of Roland, Iowa, and Martha Wilson of Van Horne, IA, 5 grandchildren, Donovan McNaughton and his wife Morgan McNaughton, of Virginia Beach, VA, Bonnie Castro, of McCallsburg, IA, Patrick McNaughton of Stevens Point, WI, Andre Banks Jr. and fiance Kasie Jakell of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Nicole Banks of Van Horne, IA. As well as 7 great grandchildren, Lily, Fergus, Connor, Estella, Ryder, Marquez, and DeAndre.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Christine J. Wilson.
Robert was born April 4, 1930 near Fayette, Ia., as an only child, to Clyde Curtis and Francis Viola (Pattison) Wilson.
On August 20, 1961, he married Christine Jones at the Methodist Church in Randalia, IA. The couple live in Fayette for 14 years, before moving to Van Horne in 1978. Robert remained in his home until 2017, when he moved into his daughter, Patsy's home. He remained with her, until August of 2018, then moved into the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Robert served in the Korean War, was Honorably discharged, and awarded the Purple Heart.
Robert was a farmer, a plumber, a carpenter, and a Postal worker. He was a volunteer for the Police force,and a Medical First Responders, in Fayette, IA. Robert retired from Postal service as Post Master of Van Horne, IA. Robert was an Amateur Radio Operator, a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of The American Legion.