Marvin A. Wilson

Nov. 4, 1922 - Nov. 23, 2006

Marvin A. Wilson, 84, of Waukesha, passed away suddenly at his home on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006.

Born on Nov. 4, 1922, in Port Washington, he was the son of Edward and Louise (nee Witte) Wilson.

He enjoyed his family, working in his yard, talking cars, reading the paper, and watching NASCAR and the Green Bay Packers. Marvin was a motor coach driver at Wisconsin Coach Lines until his retirement in 1984. Prior to that, he worked for the city of Waukesha. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps-3rd Division in World War II at Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima.

He was a member of the 3rd Marine Division Association, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, the Civilian Conservation Corp Association, and he was a charter member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Georgia (nee Harmon) Wilson; his son, Terry of Albany, N.Y.; his daughter, Judie (Don) Suleski of Waukesha; five grandchildren, Matthew (Catherine) Wilson of Albany, Kelly (Bernardo) Rechea of Boston, Jason (Nikki) Suleski of Burlington, Jonathan Suleski of Waukesha and Amanda Suleski of Waukesha; fivee great-grandchildren, Megan Wilson, Amelia Wilson, Talon Suleski, Sydney Anderson and Jacob Anderson; four sisters, Rosalind Ferrier of St. George, Utah, Marcella Tennant of Cedarburg, Ethel Laven of Port Washington and Florence Fricano of Milwaukee; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dorothy Wilson; his parents, Edward and Louise Wilson; his brother, Wallace Wilson; his sister, Dorothy Wilson; and his twin brothers, Harold and Gerald Wilson.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. service Friday, Dec. 1, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha. A military burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.

The family appreciates donations to Ascension Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.