Ernest F. Wilson, 83, of Akron, formerly of Coleman, died Friday March 14, 2014 at McLaren Bay Regional Medical Center. He was born in Coleman August 18, 1930 the son of the late Arthur & Louise (Copp-Barnes) Wilson. Ernie married Shirley I. Lanphierd in Coleman January 28, 1951. She died January 3, 1989. He retired from the Dow Chemical Company in 1983 after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his son Art & Denise Wilson of Coleman, Daughters Pat & Tom Diment of Kenosha, WI, Peg & Mike Wales of Whitmore Lake, 7 grandchildren: Paul & Stephanie Wilson, Lance Wilson & Fiancée’ Stacey Brown, Danielle & Jesse Sholes, Holly & Andrew Meyer, Chad Diment, Robert Wales, Megan Wales, 8 great-grandchildren, very special friend Eloise “Turk” Wiergowski of Akron. He was preceded in death by his brother George “Asa” Wilson, sisters: Mable Samland, Ethel Peacock, Marion Bennett and Ella Peacock.
Cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Michigan Heart Association.