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David A. Wilson
September 30, 1952 - March 3, 2023

Place of Birth: Tacoma, WA
Residence: Williston, ND formerly of Tacoma, WA
Age: 70

David A. Wilson, 70, of Williston, ND formerly of Tacoma, WA passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at his home in Williston, ND.

David Wilson was born on September 30, 1952 to Sherman and Joan Wilson. David grew up in Tacoma Washington and was the second of 8 children; he was a part of the first graduating class of Rogers High school and had joined the Marine Corps afterward. He was a proud veteran who maintained lifelong friendships with a few of his brothers and enjoyed helping his new found fellow veterans.

His children meant everything to him, he would often say his heart overflowed for them. He loved being a father and grandfather more than anything in the world. He had an overwhelming sense of generosity towards all around him. He took a great deal of joy in giving homemade gifts or little “treasure trinkets” he’d find at garage sales or thrifts stores. Dave loved to give everything, he’d give his treasures to anyone he thought would enjoy them. He took little for himself but gave all he had.

He loved spending his time gardening and was often seen with a shovel in a hand and a bag of vegetables in the other to be given away to any friend or stranger. His children joke and remember the squash’s he’d grow which were always extremely large and far too many in numbers for anyone to consume!

He often spent his afternoons at the local AA hall with friends. He took sincere joy in guiding and counseling others to a road of sobriety and helping them build a relationship with God. His Bible was always close by and a bright highlighter even closer, His favorite book glowed yellow inside of all his favorite words!

David also enjoyed many years raising a variety of animals but he had particular interest and hobby most of his life for pigeons which he bred, showed and loved. Dave had a fantastic, corky sense of humor. He was always cracking jokes and at times would laugh so hard he couldn’t get words out…just noises and tears! His favorite jokes were his own he had come up with himself, he thought himself quite the comedian! His stories were always colorful and usually ringing in laughter. His grandkids remember him always giving them large colorful marshmallows or circus peanuts from “the stash” as he called it. He’d take them into his gardens with him and show them vegetables and get them digging in the dirt. His children have fond memories of “dads bean soup” or “dad’s homemade spaghetti sauce”. Him always with a cup of coffee and slice of over-jellied toast nearby with a crumb trail leading to his where-abouts.

David instilled strong values of charity, compassion and love of all people into his children. He lived each day with an open heart and taught everyone to love. He loved talking to and meeting new people. Dave left a lasting impression on each person he encountered. He will be missed deeply, but with memories of laughter and a smile. His legacy is stamped in our hearts with his ability to spread love to all around him, his childlike imagination he always carried and his endless life lessons to anyone with an ear.

David is survived by seven children, Stephanie (Brett) Shahlamian, Robin Wilson, Nicholas (Danita) Wilson, Katie (David) Cantelow, Zachary (Nur) Wilson, Samuel (Alyssa) Wilson, Luke Wilson; 18 grandchildren; 6 siblings; and many nieces and nephews. David loved his family very deeply with his whole heart.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Joan Wilson; brother, Louie Wilson.

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Eberle Mick (Williston , Nd)
Mar 6, 2023
REST IN PEACE, ‘ol buddy Dave
Krystine Heifort (Williston , North Dakota )
Mar 6, 2023
Going to the races!
Thank you for being a good man when I needed a good father figure in my life. You walked with God and that is what brought us together. You loved me through all my emotions and watched me blossom into a truly sober human being. Thank Dave for being a best friend and a father. I know your with God enjoying all the glories of Heaven.
Jay Brown (Trenton , North Dakota )
Mar 6, 2023
Rest in peace! You were always there when myself and others needed to be led in the right direction!
Damion Barkie (Williston, North Dakota)
Mar 6, 2023
My dear friend Dave, I will miss your wisdom and advice. You were such a kind man and reminded me of a grandfather figure that I was missing in my life. I’ll never forget your stories Ol buddy. RIP your home now.
Slade Herfindahl
Mar 7, 2023
I was deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Dave had a huge heart and will be greatly missed.
Rachel (Williston, ND)
Mar 7, 2023
Mr. Wilson was always a joy to be around. My condolences to his family.
Katie Cantelow (Watford City, ND)
Mar 7, 2023
The best human being I will ever know. I’m blessed to have so many good memories and feel the love you gave me. My heart is happy your “in a place of refreshment, light and peace” love you always dad. till I see you again
David Sandaker (Williston , ND)
Mar 7, 2023
David Will truly be missed by all his friends at the Wise Penny, he is a very caring at thoughtful Man and God Will surely have a special place for him. God Bless him and his family.
Stephanie Shahlamian (Florida)
Mar 9, 2023
Dad and me
I miss you dad, thank you for leaving me with so many gifts I can pass to my children.. gardening, rock collecting, canning, cooking, over exaggerated-colorful story telling, tree and plant “hunting”, birds and most importantly teaching me to love God. To love my neighbor or stranger, treat all people with compassion and kindness. I know you wanted to be in heaven and meet Jesus (you told me all the time hahaha!). I still hear you saying “ok goodbye hunny I love you” I know you’re safe dad, I’m just going to miss you. You told me to smile when you passed because you’d be in a better place, I’m trying to. I love you dad. Until I see you again…
Jenna (Williston, ND)
Mar 9, 2023
We love you Dave. Our lives are forever changed for the better by knowing you. We will miss your laughter, your wisdom and all your stories. Thank you for always loving us unconditionally and believing in us. I’m sad because I miss you but at peace knowing that you never skip a beat and you are right where you want to be. It’s See you later uncle not goodbye.
Randy W. Cole (Tacoma, Washington)
Mar 9, 2023
There is just so much I can say about Dave, I first met Dave at Meeker Fellowship AA in Puyallup back in the early eighty's. Dave and I became close and to be honest he was the only guy I was able to let in to be close to me. Dave and Mary let me into their life and I was one of the guys that got to be part of the family. I was around for all you kids being born and was given the title of uncle Randy. In fact all of Daves friends that came over to his place were called uncle.
Thank you "Mr Wilson" for all the years of joy you gave me and helping me to find myself.
Dave had so many friends too many to list, I know he helped many people along his path.
As I pray and think about Dave I can hear the voice of my God in my heart saying.....
"Well Done Faithful Servant"

Lois Redka (Williston , ND)
Mar 26, 2023
I enjoyed David. He had a lot of interesting things to say and I loved the veggies! May he Rest In Peace.
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