Harold Dean Wilson

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Harold Dean Wilson, age 79, of Joplin, MO, passed away at home Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.
Harold was born in Cerro Gordo County, IA, and grew up on the family farm outside Elkton, MN. After graduating from Elkton High School Harold joined the US Navy and worked as a hospital corpsman at Great Lakes Naval Base.
It was during his service in the Navy that he met and married the love of his life, Carol Greenlee. They were married in 1960 and raised four children while living in various states throughout the Midwest.
Harold was never one to sit still if there was work to be done, a work ethic he passed to his kids. He worked a number of jobs in a number of trades from retail store manager to deputy sheriff to trucker to farmer. He gave his all to everything he did and he did it all well. His sense of humor and quick wit will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol Wilson; children, Dawn (Ken) Kiefer, Adams, MN, Teri (Bryan) Klaehn, Elkton, MN, Dan (Christie) Wilson, Berea, KY, and Todd (Bobbi) Wilson, Centerview, MO; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Jim)Threinen, AZ; and brother, Shorty (Linda) Wilson, Elkton, MN. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T. and Lottie Wilson; brothers, Bobby and Roger; and infant granddaughter, Tristan.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be posted at http://www.midlandcremation.com/.
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Published on May 26, 2019
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Pat McClintock
Jun 19, 2019
I just found out about Harold's passing. I am sorry. I know Carol and he have made a wonderful life together. Their family is dear to them as well. Carol, if you ever want a short trip to Oklahoma, you can stay with me. I am so glad I knew Harold, I know of his work ethic and that humor too.
He truly was a good example of honesty and integrity.
Dan
May 28, 2019
We'll miss you dad. Hope we made you proud. See you again one day.
Dennis Johnson
May 27, 2019
Sorry for your loss a fellow school friend