Hoot Wilson (final arrangements)

William John “Hoot” Wilson, 57, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, August 4, 2022 at his home.  He was born in Burlington, Iowa on July 6, 1965 to William C. and Linda J. McCleeary Wilson.  He was a 1984 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and a member of the Mount Pleasant First United Methodist Church, where he married Jodi Lynn O’Neill on December 22, 1990.

He began his work career as an iron worker in New York, then came home and helped his father with the family farm.  When the WalMart Warehouse needed some upgrades in the early 90’s he began working for Rapistan as an iron worker again.  He enjoyed farming and bulldozing on the family farm until his health prevented it.

He loved to hunt and fish, motocross race, was known as a “Boogie Boarder” on the Mississippi and Skunk, and enjoyed trips out west with his parents on motorcycles, with Pikes Peak, Jackson Hole and Montana being highlights. He trapped in high school and used the money to buy his guns, and his stuffed badger was his pride and joy.

Hoot is survived by his wife, Jodi of Mount Pleasant; son, Clayton John and daughter, Molli Rae, both of Mount Pleasant; his mother, Linda Wilson of Mount Pleasant; sister, Debra Heitmeier (Kelly Baker) of Mount Pleasant; mother-in-law Donna O’Neill Dunn (Doyle Dunn) of Mount Pleasant; sisters-in-law, Lennie Broeg (Kurt Broeg) of Parnell, Iowa, and Melanie O’Neill of Mount Pleasant; and many nieces and nephews who knew him as “Uncle Hoot”, Blake Heitmeier (Kaitlyn), and their children, Lyla and Charlotte, Ross Heitmeier (Sammi),  Cormac Broeg (Humaa), Navy Lt. Maeve Broeg,and Declan Broeg; many cousins, and friends and one special cousin and friend, Mike Fisher.  He was preceded in death by his father Bill, father-in-law Jim O’Neill and brother-in-law Rich O’Neill.

According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held September 17 from 5-8 PM at the Moose Lodge in Mt.Pleasant.

Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.