Dennis C. Wilson, 76, of Twin Lake, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Dennis was born on July 17, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Donald C. Wilson and Edna L. Dawson. He married Lana Meyers September 12, 1965; she preceded him in death May 29, 1975. He married Linda (Willis) Morrow February 29, 1976.
Dennis graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa in 1963. In January 1968, he joined the US Navy. He was a construction electrician with the Seabees and did two tours of duty in Vietnam. In November 1971, he was honorably discharged. He earned the following medals during his military career: Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Combat Operations Insignia Medal. In April 1976, Dennis moved to Montague, Michigan. He was an electrician at Howmet Corporation until his retirement in 2001. He was an avid “car buff” and was a member of the National Hot Rod Association. He enjoyed working on his 1929 Ford Roadster, wood working, hunting, and car races. His love for the family dogs and bird watching became a big comfort to him when he could no longer do the many things he enjoyed doing.
Dennis is survived by: his children, Dennis “Todd” (Serena) Wilson of Georgetown, Texas, Troy (Sara) Wilson of Denver, North Carolina, Shantyl (Rusty) Cole of Princeton, West Virgina, L William (Missy) Morrow of Whitehall, Michigan, and Lee (Katie) Morrow of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Patrick, Garrett, and Connor Wilson, Catherine Fazlulahi and Maggie Wilson, Lauren (Kyle) Corcoran, Ben Grierson and Calvin Morrow, Owen and Will Morrow; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Logan Corcoran; and his brother, Dale Wilson of Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and one brother, Donald Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Disable American Veterans (DAV).
Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, White Lake Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.