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Harry Joseph Wilson

December 24, 1934 September 10, 2021
Harry Joseph Wilson
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Obituary for Harry Joseph Wilson

Peoria- Harry Joseph Wilson, age 86, of Peoria, passed away at 9:14 AM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Bickford House in Peoria.

Born December 24, 1934 in Monroe City, MO, a son to Elmo and Lucy ( Saunders) Wilson. Harry honroably served in the United States Military. On July 19, 1969 he married Margo Vachon at St. Mark Catholic Church, and together they cherished 43 years until her passing in 2012. Harry obtained his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for Caterpillar until his retirement. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan who enjoyed golfing, fishing and making birdhouses. Harry cherished the times he was able to spend with his grandchildren, and there was never a time if you were in his presence that you were not offered a cold Miller Lite.

Survivors include four children: Michael (Liz) Wilson of Waukesha, WI, Patrick ( Gabriela) Wilson of Clearwater, FL, Meghan (Bob) Moore of Peoria and Thomas Wilson of Peoria; six grandchildren: Matt, Stephanie, Peter, Brendan, Maggie and Lucy; one brother Jim (Dee) Wilson of South Carolina.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margo, and two sisters Wanda Jensen and Annie Hoag.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at St. Vincent De Paul Church with recitation of the rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul with an additional visitation being held one hour prior to mass. Father Thomas Taylor will offiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in Harry’s memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

14

Sep

5:00 PM 9/14/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/14/2021 7:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

15

Sep

10:00 AM 9/15/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/15/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
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