Christian Biography of Harold Wilton
Harold Roscoe Wilton, the son of Clarence and Ila (Rogers) Wilton, was born on November 14, 1933 on the family farm west of Superior, Nebraska. He passed away on July 17, 2012 at Superior Good Samaritan Society, Superior, Nebraska at the age of 78 years, 8 months, 3 days.
Harold attended country school before going to Superior High School, where he graduated. He then served in the army from 1954 to 1956. He married Norma Fullerton and was blessed to have a son, Steve. They were later divorced and he married Lorna McCutcheon on December 31, 1983. They spent many happy years traveling to Texas in the winter to spend time in the sun with their many friends there. Harold had a collection of armadillos even down to his “Armadillo Crossing” at his farm where a dead armadillo somehow was relocated to Nebraska.
Harold loved to garden, play “Pinochle”, fish, and farm. His love of family was always shown by all the reunions at various lakes.
Harold drove a semi for Dahlsten for many years before becoming a dispatcher there. He was baptized June of 1984 and has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Superior since then, where he served as a deacon and moderator. Harold was also a former president of the Eagles Lodge in Superior.
Harold suffered a stroke in 2009 and entered the Good Samaritan Center on November 14, where he continued his love of playing cards and gardening. He will be missed by all of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Shirley, and one brother Roger.
Harold leaves behind a large loving family. The immediate family is his wife, Lorna, son Steve, both of Superior, step daughter Wendy Harris, step son Terry McCutcheon and wife, Janice of Burr Oak, Ks. His brother Gilbert and wife Roberta live in Denver, Co. His sister Colleen and husband Dewayne Barleen live in St. Paul, Ne. His sisters-in-law Lynn Wilton is from rural Superior, Ne. and Karen Price is from Nehalem, Oregon. He has six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior, Nebraska with Rev. Floyd Richardson and Pastor David Watters officiating.
Music was congregational hymns “How Great Thou Art,” and “In The Garden,” with Beverly Rogers as song leader and Carlita Erickson as the organist.
Visitation was held on July 19, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Pallbearers were Shane McCutcheon, Justin McCutcheon, David Harris, Rob Wilton, Clarence Wilton, Roger Wilton Jr., Joe Wheeler and Kragh Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Nichols, Chad Wulf, Todd Davis, Donny Barleen, Denny Barleen, Dan Barleen and Bruce Rindahl.
Interment with Full Military Honors was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Superior, Nebraska.
Memorials are suggested to go to In care of the family
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 or in care of www.pricefuneralhomes.com.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements.