Donald Lee Wilson
March 29, 1941 – July 25, 2022
Survived by his wife Julie, two sons Sean (Kelli) and Brian, two grandchildren Pete and Peri, and his brother Ken (Jeanette). Don was born and raised in Ottawa, Kansas. After moving to Lawrence in 1958, he met the single greatest love of his life, Julie. The two were married in 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas which marked the beginning of their life of unconditional love together with space to grow as individuals while maintaining a closeness that cannot be expressed in words. In 1965, he graduated from Kansas State University and moved to Omaha, Nebraska which he enjoyed calling home. Here is where he raised a family of two boys, Sean and Brian, whom he loved and was immensely proud.
He taught in the Council Bluffs Public School District and took an active leadership role in the Council Bluffs Education Association (CBEA). He retired in 1998 and spent a considerable amount of his free time enjoying nature, photography, travelling, and time with his friends and family.
Don was a man of quiet strength and gentle wit. His wisdom, friendship, and humor will be missed. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, proud parent and grandparent, educator, artist, and friend.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday, July 29 from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. Memorials may be directed to friends of Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge where his artwork is on permanent display: Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, 25542 Highway 159, Forest City, MO 64451.
To see Don’s Loess Bluffs artwork go to; https://omawil.myportfolio.com/home