Oral Willis Wilson, 94, of Milford, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at the Spencer Hospital. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford with Rev. Tom Flanagan officiating. Burial will take place in the Ewington Township Cemetery in Worthington, Minnesota. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, with a Rosary to be recited at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to www.spiritlakefuneralhome.com
Oral was born on Feb. 25, 1922, in Clay County to Seifert and Vera (Tuttle) Wilson. He attended school in Spencer. He was united in marriage to Ethel Lowry on Feb. 10, 1949 in Spencer. He worked as an auto parts salesman for many years for Newhall Auto Parts.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Oral enjoyed fishing and reading. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting ducks and pheasants with his brothers. He was a devoted family man. He also enjoyed many family camping trips.
Oral is survived by his wife, Ethel Wilson of Milford; children: Cheryl (Michael) Gawronski of Springtown, Pennsylvania, Bernard Wilson of Springtown, Pennsylvania, Annamarie Hart of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Eunice Wilson of Milford; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, five brothers; and a son, David.