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“So very sorry for your loss. Had great memories of him so many years ago. May you all be comforted by your wonderful memories of him. Lynn Molling...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lynn Molling-Tuttle - Union Grove, WI

“John was a special person both as a manager at Wausau Insurance and as a co-worker. He had high principles and was super to work with. John was...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: mary gestner - merrill, WI

“Dera, Heather & family, Prayers & Sincere Sympathy. Was honored to have worked for John many years ago at Wausau Insurance. Inspired perfection as...Read More »
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“You have our deepest sympathies. We pray in your behalf, and we look forward to the day when we will welcome back our loved ones on a Paradise earth....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“DeraMy condolences on John's passing. Prayers for you all. God Bless ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Denis McCarthy - Merrill, WI


6 of 7 | Posted by: Christina Miller - Kaukauna, WI

“John I was honored to have been able to know you and your wonderful family. I will miss our talks we had during my shifts. Take care my friend as now...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Christina Miller - Kaukauna, WI


John Lee Wilson, formerly of Wausau, passed away on March 19, 2018 at the age of 73 in Appleton, Wisconsin after a long struggle with chronic respiratory disease. John was born in Wakefield, Michigan and grew up in Laona, Wisconsin. John graduated from Laona High School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S.), Cardinal Stritch of Milwaukee (M. S.), and Nova Southeastern University of Fr. Lauderdale, Florida with a Doctorate in Business Administration. His business career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies (parent company of Wausau Insurance Companies) spanned 32 years of technical and management responsibilities in information systems and technology. As a university professor for 25 years, he taught business, information systems and technology courses at the bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels; online and in the class room. John retired as a full-time program manager and professor of information technology for Regis University’s College of Computer and Information Sciences in Denver, Colorado. John is survived by his loving wife Dera and their daughter Heather (Bob) Pagel. Grandfather of Alexis Payette of Madison, WI and Natalie Payette of Appleton, WI. Brother of Marge (Thomas) Durant and Jane (Rusty) Yaeger of Laona, WI and Patricia Wilson of Litttleton, CO. John is preceded in death by his parents John and Margaret Wilson and his granddaughter Aria Payette. Private services for John will be held a later date. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Century Oaks and the Theda Care Hospice team of Kelly, Paula, Robin, and Jonathon.