Robert Wilson

ROBERT G. WILSON MD, age 86, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Robert was born December 7, 1924 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa to George C. and Ada M. (Jennings) Wilson. He graduated in 1942 from the Elliott High School and then attended Creighton University where he earned his MD Degree in 1950. Dr. was a physician in Missouri Valley since 1951, operating his own clinic, and spent countless hours at the hospital, retiring in 1999. He spent many years as Chief of Staff at the Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He served in the Air Force from 1953 until 1955 during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Charter Member of the Lions Club since 1953, Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley, life member of the American Medical Society and the Iowa Medical Society. Dr. received many prestigious awards including: Warren Coleman Honorary Award; Lions Foundation Father’s John Paul II Apostolic Blessing, Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of Distinguished Achievements in Leadership and Service; Lion’s Club International, Service and Commitment, City of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Lifetime Achievement Community Service Award, Missouri Valley, Iowa Chamber of Commerce; Creighton University School of Medicine Outstanding Achievement for 50 years of compassionate and caring service in the Medical Profession in the Specialty of Family Practice, but most of all to his patients to whom he gave his utmost. Dr. received the Life Membership Gold Anniversary Citation Creighton University Alumni Association; Citizen of the month in Missouri Valley, Iowa by the Senior Citizens of Western Harrison County; Services Foundation Byways of Excellence Award; and the Lions Club 55 year member Chevron with a letter from the International President. Dr. was very generous with his donations to many different groups, organizations and schools. He was one of the original financial contributors in 1958 when Community Memorial was in the process of being built. Survivors include his nephews, great nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, long-time assistant Nancy Dinsmore of 50 years and 8 months, and many, many friends and colleagues. A Rosary will be said at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with family visitation to follow until 5:00 p.m. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Church before going to the cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the Griswold American Legion Post #508. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Missouri Valley Fire and Rescue, Missouri Valley Public Library or Longview Nursing Home Activity Fund. Arrangements by Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa In Loving Memory Of ROBERT G. WILSON MD Born December 7, 1924 Pottawattamie County, Iowa Entered Into Rest December 9, 2010 Missouri Valley, Iowa Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 13, 2010 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Celebrant Father Mike Berner Musician Lyle Waterhouse Eulogy by Nancy Dinsmore Selections “Amazing Grace” “Wind Beneath My Wings” “The Old Rugged Cross” Honorary Bearers Michael Comfort Robert Cunard, MD Chris Jankovich, PA Russ Kirkpatrick JW Barnes, MD Lou Ann McStay, MD Clem Marsden Leonard Ratliff Gene Dinsmore All The Members of The Lion’s Club Casket Bearers Ray Lager Chris Dinsmore Harry Cohen, MD Mike Oehler Leslie Robbins N. Ray Wilson Jay Smith Final Resting Place 2:30 p.m. Monday Waveland Township Cemetery Elliott, Iowa

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