Arthur Linden Wilson, 87, LaFontaine, passed away on Nov. 27, 2020, at Hickory Creek at Huntington, Huntington. Born in Butler, on Nov. 12, 1933, Arthur was the son of the late Ralph Linden and Ollie Fern (Houser) Wilson.
After graduating from Butler High School, Butler, in 1952, Art joined the United States Air Force. He spent four years serving the United States of America and spent time overseas in the Korean War before being honorably discharged. Returning home from the military, Art found the love of his life and married Mary Annette Elliott on March 21, 1958.
Even after his time in the military, Art remained active in supporting other military personnel and veterans. He was instrumental in organizing VFW post #1421 Waynedale, and served as All-State Commander from 1973 to 1974. Art was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1421 and American Legion Post #85, Huntington, Indiana. He was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.
Art had an entrepreneurial spirit and supported his family by owning and operating Mobile Brake and Mr. Brake in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which he started in the late 1960s through the 1970s. In 1985 Art began working in plant operations at Huntington Hospital for eleven years before retiring in 1996.
The loving memory of Arthur Linden Wilson will be forever cherished by his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Annette Wilson, LaFontaine; son, Kirk Linden Wilson, Huntington County; daughters, Leona Loretta (Robert) Burns, Markle, and Sheri Lynn (James) Johnson, Roanoke; brother, Kendall (Phyllis) Wilson, Fort Wayne; sisters, Frances (Dick) Bourquin, Jean (Richard) Hilton, both of Fort Wayne, and Sharon Harrold, Auburn; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Art was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Darrell Wilson; one sister, Charlotte Wilson.
Military honors will be held for Art at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Marion National Cemetery, 1700 East 38th Street, Marion
For those who wish to honor the memory of Art Wilson, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231.
The family of Arthur Wilson has entrusted McKee Mortuary with arrangements.