Gerald D. Wilson, 79, Almena, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at his home.

He was born April 14, 1938, in Norton County to Kenneth and Helen M. (Roeder) Wilson.

He married Jacqueline L. Merryman on April 18, 1965, in Norton. She preceded him in death in 2011.

Survivors include a son, David Wilson, Ellis; a daughter, Laquita Smith, Almena,; a brother, Gene Wilson, Halstead; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Charlotte Sue.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena with military honors by Roy C. Goodrich American Legion Post No. 304.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Memorials are suggested to Gerald D. Wilson Memorial Fund.

Condolences can be sent to the family at