Edwin W. "Ed" Wilson

Edwin W. Edwin W. "Ed" Wilson, 90, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Abilene. He was born November 8, 1927 in Carlton to Walter and Mary Elizabeth (Karr) Wilson. Ed attended local schools in the Carlton area and graduated from Abilene High School in 1945.
On October 2, 1953 he married his wife of 64 years, Sarah Travis, in Salina. Ed was a farmer. As a young man he followed the harvest from Texas to Canada. His father sold M & M tractors and so he grew to love them and later collected many of them. He also enjoyed collecting antique tools and machinery.
His love for the Lord led him on five mission trips, one to the Philippines and four to Africa. He served his Lord with his work through his church and as a member of the Gideons, where he found much joy passing out Bibles.
Ed's great love was for his family and grandchildren. He was blessed to have them all live close and many wonderful memories were made celebrating harvest, birthdays, holidays, and everyday life. A picnic to Ed was as good as it gets.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Jo at age 6 of meningitis. Son, John Walter at age 20 of Muscular Dystrophy, and great grandson Nolan Matthew Petersen, 7 months in 2008. Brothers Roger and Bill and a sister Edith Atkinson.
Survivors include: his wife, Sarah, of the home; three sons, Jeff and wife Susan of Carlton, Mitch and wife Denise of Abilene, Mike and wife Karen of Carlton; daughter, Kellie Voss and husband Wayne of Hays; 15 grandchildren, Michelle (Lance) Miller, Angela (Matt) Petersen, Shannon Wilson (John Goddard), Amanda (Brian) Pope, Courtney Wilson, Janay (Dylan) Crosson, Dustin Wilson, Brian Wilson, Eric (Kelsey) Wilson, Kristy Wilson, Kevin Wilson, Allen (Lanee) Voss, Aaron, Jordan and Ethan Voss; 3 great-grandchildren, Aubrey Miller, Willa Petersen, and John Voss; sister, Carol Hansen of Salina and sister-in-law Caroline Wilson of Olathe.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, January25th, at the Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Presbyterian Church south of Abilene with Pastor Mark Stanger officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Wednesday, January 24th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to The Gideons International or The Muscular Dystrophy Association. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410 until day of service.

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