Allan Wilson

Obituary of Allan Wilson

Allan Clarence Wilson, born April 18, 1928 to Clarence and Ruth Wilson in Milaca, MN. Allan passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandpa. Survived by his children, Robert (Katrina) Wilson, Gary K. Wilson, John (Catherine) Wilson, Karen (Anthony) McGuinn and Nancy (Mark) Sefrit. Grandchildren, Stacey (Darcy), Helen, Reid, Bailey, Samuel, Amelie, Thalie, Maxwell, Marcus, Derek, Madilyn and Benjamin. Great grandchildren, Ella and Luc, sister Maxine Oberhansly, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife of 45 years Donna Jean, his parents Clarence and Ruth, and sister Clareen Nyquist.

Allan grew up on the family dairy farm in Milaca. Attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in Agriculture. He served in the U.S. Army (Sergeant) in the Korean War. Allan was a Sales Manager for Economics Laboratory, a position that brought him to Canada in 1959. He also worked as a Financial Planner for Great Pacific Management. Once retired, he decided to take a “temporary position” with U.S. Homeland Security and was an Immigration Officer stationed at the Pt. Roberts Border for over 15 years.

Residing in Delta, BC and having a summer home in Sudden Valley, WA, Allan loved to be outside working in his yard at both homes, and will be remembered fondly for his beautiful flower gardens and his delicious tomatoes. We will miss him dearly.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held March 1, 1:00 PM at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, WA at the Veterans Memorial Wall. Refreshments and time to reflect will follow the service at Moles Farewell Tributes located by Bayview Cemetery at 2465 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham, WA.