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Gerald Hart Wilson

Gerald Hart Wilson, 77, of Trempealeau, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 2, 2018 in his home. He was born on December 8, 1940. He married Penny Owens on June 25, 1988 in Aurora, IL.

Affectionately nicknamed Running Bare. He loved watching baseball and football, playing solitaire, and checking out Facebook to see what everyone was up too. He always had his own version of what he had read and loved to tell anyone who would listen. He could be found feeding and watching the birds and his pet squirrel, whom he named Buster. It didn’t matter if you were his biological family, Jerry built his family on love and making his family huge.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Penny; daughters, Sherry (Chris) Spinelli, Mary Wilson Salazar, Denise (Paul) Fletcher; sons, Bob (Michelle) Pendzinski, Kevin (Mandy) Wilson, Jerry Wilson, Trevor Wilson, Donnie Davis; 30 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; best friend, Don Owens; and his first wife and lifelong friend, Irma Heintz; a large number of loving nieces and nephews; and special sister-in-law, Irina, and the rest of our Russian family. He was preceded in death by his parents and 8 brothers and sisters.

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