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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
John Peter Wilson
October 18, 1944 - November 29, 2018

Place of Birth: Minot, North Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 74

John Peter Wilson, 74, of Tioga, North Dakota, passed away at his residence on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He was born October 18, 1944 in Minot, North Dakota to Norris Wesley Wilson and Gerda Pauline Wilson (Olson).

John graduated from Tioga High School in 1962; enlisted, and proudly served our country with the United States Navy from 1963 to 1967. He was assigned to the USS Keppler, which was a Gearing-class destroyer, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal as well as the Vietnam Service Medal. During his service, he was able to travel around the world; he would often talk about his military service as some of his best years. After the service, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Minot State. He then attended Valley City State University, where he attained a degree in Industrial Arts.

He put his Industrial arts degree to work, teaching in South Heart, ND. After teaching, John became a carpenter, owning and operating Wilson Construction until his retirement. He also enjoyed masonry, and was proud of several pieces he constructed around Williams and McKenzie county.

John was very involved in his communities. He was certified in Fire Rescue as a volunteer with the Alexander Fire Department, Chairman of the “Old Settlers Day” parade for many years, the Lions, American Legion, City Assessor, Home and Garden Show Chairman in Williston, Trinity Lutheran Church board member and president, Zoning Commission of Tioga, and the Cemetery Sexton of United Cemetery of Tioga.

John and his son, Adam, lived in Alexander, ND during Adam’s formative years. They enjoyed many hiking and canoeing trips exploring the North Unit of the Badlands, White Earth and the waters of the Missouri & Yellowstone river systems. John always had a camera along, never missing an opportunity, to capture even the most minute elements of beauty, he found abundant, in the tranquil landscapes of North Dakota.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Norris and Gerda, and his nephew Peter Magnus Wilson. He is survived by his son, Adam Boyd Wilson of Alexander; his brother, James W. (Ann) Wilson, of Salt Lake City, UT; his sister, Ruth (Robert L.) Puttre, of Bismarck, ND; his nieces, Kate Louise Wilson, Julie Ann Puttre and her son, Sean Robert Stanley; his nephew Robert James Puttre and his aunt, Lillian M. Wilson of Minot, ND.

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Todd and Alberta Parisien (WILLISTON, ND)
Dec 4, 2018
John was a friend I met through a mutual friend. John did some projects at our home and did a fine job. God needed a good carpenter to help build the mansion with many rooms, that is waiting for all of us. We will see you later buddy.
Vernon & Jan Herfindahl
Dec 4, 2018
Vernon and I will really miss John. He was a part of our church family, American Legion post, carpenter at our home, and his witty personality was enjoyed over cups of coffee. God's Blessings to John's son and family.
Paulette Harshberger (Phoenix , AZ)
Dec 7, 2018
Rest In Peace Cousin John. You are loved and will be missed.
C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore (Williston, ND)
Dec 8, 2018
I am so sad to hear of John's passing. He was a dear friend to my deceased husband, Tom & me back in the days of the 80's Home & Garden Expos and Builders Assoc! I was also especially fond of Norris & Gerda. I worked with Gerda designing draperies for her house in Tioga. What a sweet and dear lady! She was so proud of John and her grandson, Adam! I am assuming John got to enjoy the draperies if he moved back to the house in Tioga! With our sympathies, Phil & C'Dale
Tom burtch (Minot, North dakota)
Dec 9, 2018
My family, starting with my dad Richard Burtch has rented the Wilson homestead since 1951. I always enjoyed my conversations with John. I was very sad to read of his passing. I hope that all of his family will find peace in knowing he is in a better place. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help. Tom
Daryle Holte (Tioga, Nd)
Dec 9, 2018
I spent a few days working with John when he put new windows in our old farm house.He was a good guy enjoyed visiting with him . Sorry to lose him as a friend .my deepest sympathy to his family
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