Steven Fred 'Steve' Wilson
Nov 28, 1958 - Apr 12, 2009
Steve Wilson died at his home in Riverton on Easter Sunday morning, April 12, 2009, at the age of 50. After a courageous battle with cancer.
A Viewing will be Friday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the viewing with memorial services at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at James H. Moore Career Center with the Reverend Tommy Means officiating.
Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
Riverton B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1693 will conduct committal services at the memorial and the graveside services.
Steven Fred Wilson was born in Riverton on Nov. 28, 1958, the son of Arthur Leroy Wilson and Shirley Ann (Fike) Wilson. He grew up in the Crowheart area and was graduated from Wind River High School with the Class of 1977.
Mr. Wilson lived in Riverton for most of his life.
He married the former Marie Wicks on Sept. 15, 1984, in Riverton.
Mr. Wilson was service manager for Lathrop Equipment, having worked for John Deere in Riverton for 30 years.
He joined the Riverton B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 1693 in 1992 and served in all the offices, including Exalted Ruler in 1997-98. He was Leading Knight for the Wyoming State Elks Ritual Team, which competed in Chicago in June of 1997. He served as lodge treasurer for 10 years. He served as the all-state ritual coach in 1999 and was Wyoming State Elks Chaplain 2005-06, Wyoming State Trustee 2008-09, and had just received the 2008-2009 Elk of the Year Award.
Mr. Wilson was an active bowler, serving as president of the ABC/USB league for many years and was secretary of the association for 14 years. He had bowled in eight national tournaments and 30 state tournaments. He bowled the first sanctioned 300 game in Riverton on Dec. 7, 1983, and had a total of five perfect games over the years.
His family said Mr. Wilson loved to play golf and enjoyed family time. His grandsons, they said, were his pride.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Wilson of Riverton; a son, Charlie Gercie and his wife Kristi of Riverton; a daughter, Tammi Henderson and her husband Tye of Powell; two grandsons, Garret and Wyatt Henderson; his father-in-law, Floyd Wicks and wife Helen of Riverton; a brother, Patrick Wilson and wife Cindy of Wisconsin; a sister, Christy Yaffa and husband Gerry of Cheyenne; sisters-in-law, Laura Cornett of Casper, Marge Jones of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Floydene "Shawndee" Lussier of San Antonio, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur "Pat" Wilson; mother, Shirley Wilson; younger brother, Kenneth Wilson; mother-in-law, Delores Wicks and brother-in-law, Floyd Wicks, Jr.
Memorials may be made to the B.P.O. Elks National Foundation, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.