David B. Wilson, 66, died May 25, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi, Manhattan. He was born July 24, 1953, in Strong City, to Everett and Ruth (Ellis) Wilson. He graduated from Chase County High School and earned two years of college credits. David retired as a railroad engineer from BNSF. He was a member of Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church and former Lions Club President. David was a die-hard University of Kansas fan, enjoyed watching the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV, and would catch a couple of Royals baseball games every summer. His most cherished pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play ball.
David married Rebecca “Becky” Petersen on June 22, 1974, in Kelso, WA. They shared 45 years of marriage.
He is survived by: wife, Becky, of the home; sons, Matt Wilson of Lindsborg, Dustin Wilson and wife Amy of Larned, Kip Wilson and wife Cortnea of Great Bend; grandchildren, Luke, Maya, Maverick, Eli and Koy; siblings, Tom Wilson of Emporia, Nancy Hainey and husband Roland of Cottonwood Falls, Doug Wilson and wife Dar of rural Emporia, and Danny Wilson and wife Jeannie of Abilene.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, memorial service will be held in July. Memorial donations may be made to Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.
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