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Elmer Lee Wilson

June 16, 1948 — December 9, 2022

Eldora

Elmer Lee Wilson, 74, formerly of Eldora, passed away on December 9, 2022, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home while under the care of Iowa River Hospice, after a battle with dementia. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Creps Chapel, in Eldora. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, December 19, 2022, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Elmer was born on June 16, 1948, to James and Icel (Mathis) Wilson. He was raised in New Providence with his parents and three brothers.

Elmer Joined the United States Army on September 23, 1969, and was later medically discharged. After the Army he moved to Eldora, married Jonni Nordskow and though the marriage didn’t work, five children came from this union.

Elmer worked for FS Tire and Anhydrous, construction and was a cattle farmer, but the job he loved the most was being a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He loved riding in the Pony Express, his blue jeans, flannel shirts, and swore he could fix anything with a roll of duct tape.

Elmer will be forever missed by his children Travis (Dawn) Wilson of Iowa Falls, Trena (Jeremy) Norm of Hubbard, Trisha Wilson, Treasure Wilson (Trevor “Fish” Fisher) both of Eldora, and Trevor Wilson of Carroll; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; brothers Rick (Pam) Wilson of Garwin, and Ed Wilson of Alden; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Elmer was met in heaven by his parents; James Sr. and Icel; brother James Jr.; his grandparents and an infant niece.

The family requests that you dress casual as that is what Elmer would have wanted.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 18, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel

905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 19, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel

905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627

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