John Lynn Wilson

John Lynn Wilson

John Lynn Wilson, 89, of Lakeside, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance.

He was born in Ontario, Canada on October 8, 1934 and was raised by foster parents.  John immigrated to the United States in the early 1960’s and worked on ranches in Colorado and Nebraska. After 12 years of working at the Joy Ranch he moved into Lakeside in 1973 and took up beekeeping. 

On December 21, 1963 he was united in marriage to Karen Kay Hoon.  To this union 2 children were born. He is survived by his wife, his children, Lynette Wilson of Texas and John Wilson, Jr. of Alliance.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kayla Brown of TX, Joshua Keckler of Maryland and Cheyenne Wilson of Omaha and his 3 great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Ryker Brown and Rippley Heittmatter and his sister Nina Harris of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his brother, Clifford and his sister, Dorothy.

A graveside memorial service at the Lakeside Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be mailed in care of the family to P.O. Box 2, Lakeside, NE  69351.

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