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David Howard Wilson

December 26, 1946 - October 22, 2023
Racine, WI


Life Story / Obituary


David H. Wilson, age 76, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee. He was born in Racine, December 26, 1946, son of the late Howard and Nora (Nee: VanHierdan) Wilson.

David was a graduate of Wm. Horlick High School. On August 28, 1965, David was united in marriage to Donna DeLitz. Over the years he was employed by various Piggly Wiggly’s, last working at the Union Grove Store as the produce manager. David also worked part-time as a bartender at Hansen’s Bar and cherished all of the friendships he made through the years. In his earlier years he enjoyed playing softball, especially with the Garbo Motors team. David was an avid Packer and Brewer fan and never missed any of the college games. Living near St. Rita Catholic Church, he always looked forward to the festival and would host a weekend party. David will be remembered for his love of cooking, his signature dishes included his famous potato salad, chili and minestrone soup.

He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his wife Donna, of 58 years; daughter, Ryen (Pete) Chambasian; son, Christopher Wilson; grandkids, Nicole (Steve) Relaz, Alex Wilson, Cody Chambasian and Drew Chambasian; great grandchildren, Samantha, Elizabeth and Nicholas Jakuboski; brother, Ronald (Linda) Wilson; sister, Joyce (Duane) Widenski; brother-in-law, Ken Johnson; his furry companion, Teddy; nieces, nephews other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parent’s he was preceded in death by his grandson, Adam Wilson and his sister, Nancy Johnson. Memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society have been suggested.

Private funeral services were held.