Kirk Linden Wilson, 62, LaFontaine, passed away at his sister and brother-in-law’s home on May 22, 2021. Born in Fort Wayne, July 11, 1958, Kirk was the son of Arthur Linden and Mary Annette (Elliott) Wilson.
After attending South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Kirk entered the workforce and quickly became a highly skilled tool and die maker, pipe fitter, certified welder (both above and below water), and metal fabricator. He worked as a Project Manager/Crew Leader at several locations: including K-K Tool and Design, Markle; M&S Sheet Metal, Huntington; Jeffboats Incorporated, Louisville, Ky., Teco, Incorporated; Fort Wayne, Harvestore Silos, Fort Wayne; Port of Beaumont, Beaumont, Texas; and Lift-All, Fort Wayne. Kirk’s skilled work continues to benefit most everywhere he was employed. For example, he designed and built a paint line over ten years ago that has been used without a breakdown ever since.
Kirk was a dynamic, team spirited and performance driven engineering professional with an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing procedures, plant operations, machine capabilities and mass production requirements. He was recognized for his keen ability to communicate and motivate team members.
Kirk accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was honest and generous to everyone he met and always put others’ needs before his own. Kirk was an avid outdoorsman since the day he was born and relished in his time spent as a skilled marksman, hunter and fisherman. His passion for the outdoors helped him design and patent a Wild Turkey wall mount. Kirk made it a priority to teach and share all of his outdoor skills and knowledge with everyone he knew, and he was ecstatic to see others succeed.
Kirk’s incredible love for family, friends, and life will be missed beyond words by his mother, Mary Annette Wilson, LaFontaine; sisters: Leona Loretta (Robert) Burns, Markle; and Sheri Lynn (James) Johnson, Roanoke; niece, Alicia Renee Symons, Markle; nephew, Andrew Robert Stoffel, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and great-niece, Skylar Symons, Markle. Kirk was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Linden Wilson, who passed away Nov. 27, 2020.
A celebration of Kirk’s life will be held at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Kirk Linden Wilson, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962 to assist with final expenses.
The family of Kirk Linden Wilson has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.