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Everett Ray Wilson

January 7, 1938 — October 21, 2022


Everett Ray Wilson, age 84, passed away Friday, October 21, 2022, at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Everett was born February 7, 1938, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Harold and Mildred Wilson. Everett went to school in Grundy Center and was a graduate of the class of 1956. He grew up in the Grundy Center First Baptist Church. This is where he met Elsie Jean Brockway. Everett was united in married to Elsie Jean November 3, 1956, at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center, Iowa.

Everett enlisted in the US Air Force in 1961 and he and Elsie Jean moved to Mountain Home Air Force Base. They welcomed their son, Edwin Everett Wilson to their family in 1963.

In 1966, the Wilson family moved back to Grundy Center and Everett started to work for his father-in-law at Brockway Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Everett continued to work for Bruce Brockway until 1982 when Bruce passed away and Everett took over the business. Everett and Elsie Jean were married 60 years until her death in 2016. In 2008, Everett retired and sold the company to Raymond Spangenburg. Everett continued to work part-time for Raymond until April 2022. Everett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center.  He was a member of the American Legion for 21 years.

Everett is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Angela Wilson, grandchildren Faith Wilson and Cole Wilson. He is also survived by his sister, Kay Zegarac, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Caroll Brockway, J and Dianne Abels, Delmar Meester, David and Bette Ota, Roger and Beth Bockes, Steve and Cheryl Ford and Edwin and Pam Brockway. Everett also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred Wilson, his wife of 60 years, Elsie Jean Wilson, and sister, Sandra Oulman.

A visitation for Everett will be held at the Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center on Tuesday, October 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center on Wednesday, October 26 at 1 p.m.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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

Abels Funeral And Cremation Service - Grundy Center

509 4th Street, Grundy Center, IA 50638

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

801 8th St, Grundy Center, IA 50638

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