David D. Wilson, 88, of Angola, Indiana, passed away to be with his heavenly Father, on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Indiana.
He was born on April 18, 1934, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Harve A. and Sue Marie (Dailey) Wilson.
David graduated from Prairie Creek High School in Prairie Creek, Indiana. He attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina and Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He also received his master’s degree while doing his post-graduate studies.
David married the love of his life, Ruth E. Dean, on December 7, 1962.
He was a teacher at Glen Park Jr. High School in Gary, Indiana. When he moved to Angola, Indiana, he became the MSD of Steuben County’s School Psychologist and worked with the Special Education Co-op of Steuben County.
David was the Pastor at North Scott Christian Church in Steuben County.
He was instrumental in starting the Sheltered Workshop in Steuben County, which later became known as RISE, and had been past president and a member of the board.
David enjoyed working with tools and fixing things, especially old fans. He was a true tinkerer. David was an avid reader. But most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Ruth E. Wilson of Angola, Indiana; son, Charles Wilson of Orland, Indiana; daughters, Deborah Wilson of Angola, and Polly (Kevin) Johnson of Rockford, Michigan; his 5 beloved grandchildren, A.J. (Carrie) Wilson, Chandler (Alicesun) Wilson, Evan Johnson, Lillian Johnson and Preston Wilson and 5 beloved great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his three foster children, Gale (Kim) Ryan of Butler, Indiana, Tony Johnson of Indiana, and Farid (Sonya) Farhoumand of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rose Marie Kivits.
Memorial Visitation will be held from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at North Scott Christian Church, 1605 N. 500 E., Angola, Indiana 46703.
Final resting place will be in South Scott Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to Gideons International.