John William Wilson Jr. (also known as Bill) has come to live with us at Caring House. We are honored.
John was born in Perry, Iowa, the first born of Moizetta and John Wilson. He was raised in Spencer, Iowa and attended Sheldon High School in Sheldon, Iowa. During his youth he was interested in steam trains, stamp collecting and building models.
After John completed high school at age 17 his father passed away so John joined the Army. While in the Army, John was stationed in Alaska to intercept Russian code during the Cold War. He achieved the rank of Corporal.
He met his future wife, Mary Ann Fischer, while in the Army through his mother and his sister. John and Mary Ann were married in 1955 in Dumont, Minnesota.
After his military service was completed Mary Ann worked to put John through school at Northrop University in Inglewood, CA, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He received his Masters degree in Business Management and worked on the Space Shuttle at Rockwell Space Division.
John and Mary Ann raised four children, Kathy, Donna, John and Jim. John has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with one more on the way!
John has lived in Torrance, CA, for 57 years, having previously lived in Inglewood, CA, and San Diego, CA.
John has been a Webelos Boy Scout leader and is a member of Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree.
John enjoys coin collecting, building models, woodworking and needle work. He’s known to his family and friends for his sense of humor, his integrity, his strong faith and generosity and his zest for life.
We are glad John is with us at Caring House. We look forward to caring for this generous and honest man.
John died on October 9, 2018. Honor him. Remember him.