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Wilson Wilgus

November 1, 1936 — January 14, 2019

Wilson L. "Will" Wilgus, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima.
A 1955 graduate of West Mansfield High School, Will retired from DAB in Bellefontaine. An avid fisherman, he loved fishing at Lake Erie with his friends. He also enjoyed harness racing, owning and training his own horses.
Born November 1, 1936 in West Mansfield, he was the son of the late Richard Laurel "Skeeter" and Elizabeth (Hornbeck) Wilgus. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn M. Wilgus on February 20, 2005.
Surviving are his daughters, Jackie (Dave) Heiert of Crestview, KY and Rexanne (Chris) Cole of Dola; a stepson, Rick Tracy of Indianapolis, IN; a step-daughter, Sheryl Tracy of Springville, IN; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; his first wife and now companion, Nancy (Shirk) Stokes; a sister, Grace Lytle of West Liberty and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4-6 P.M. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Pastor Doug Thompson will officiate funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Visitation Details

Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel

Service Information

Friday, January 18, 2019 11:00am

Interment Details

Greenlawn Cemetery

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