Larry A. Wilson, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home in Oswego.
He was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Dodge City, to M.E. and Betty Shull Wilson. He graduated from Lane County Community High School in Dighton in 1959.
On June 2, 1962, he married Sharon Kreutzer in Garden City. He and his wife worked in the funeral business for 50 years. They owned Wilson Funeral Home in Hays from 1971 to 1986 and then he worked at funeral homes in Salina and at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego.
Mr. Wilson was active in the Oswego community by being past president of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Christmas Parade chairman for several years, member of the Rotary Club, member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 7441 Oswego-Chetopa Chapter, Fourth Degree — St. Patrick's Assembly No. 2496 Parsons Knights of Columbus and had served on the board of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Wilson of the home; two sons, Chad and Darla Wilson of Hutchinson, and Kurt and Holly Wilson of Orting, Wash.; two daughters, Amy and John DeCastro of Overland Park, and Sara and Gary Tyler of Columbia, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Courtney and Donnie Crawford of Hutchinson, Bryce Wilson of Wichita, PFC Garrett Wilson of Twenty-Palms, Calif., Heather Wilson of Orting, Luke DeCastro of Overland Park, and Brevinn Tyler, Drew Tyler and Dreyton Tyler, all of Columbia; a great-grandson, Griffin Crawford of Hutchinson; two brothers, Chuck and Myra Wilson of Norman, Okla., and Jeffry and Sonya Wilson of Duncan, Okla.; two sisters, Debra and Jim Bennett of Dighton, and JoBeth Marsteller of Dighton; and a brother-in-law, Robert and Barbara Kreutzer of Garden City. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Judy Wilson and Beatrice Bennett; and a granddaughter.
Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mother Of God Catholic Church in Oswego. Graveside service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation hours are 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Friends may meet at the funeral home by 11:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials to the Larry Wilson Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.