William ‘Bill’ O. Wilson, 74, Loogootee

William “Bill” O. Wilson, 74, of Loogootee, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper.

He was born February 25, 1945, in Washington, Indiana, to the late George Marvin Wilson and Jean Louise (Armstrong) Riney.

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Jean Louise and John Riney; father, George Marvin Wilson; granddaughter, Kay Lee Waldroop; and brother, John George Wilson.

Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dianna (Fleck) Wilson of Loogootee; children, Charles William Wilson and Holly Kay (John) Waldroop, both of Belleville, Michigan; a nephew that they helped raise, John Stanford Wilson; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Kurtis and Elijah Wilson and Madison, Kimberly, Georgia and Amelia Waldroop; honorary grandchildren, Jessica Wilson and John Alvin Wilson; and sisters, Ila (Jim) Schierenberg and Jackie Mills.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Friday, January 10, 2020, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Martin County Historical Society or the St. Martin Men’s Club.

Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.


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