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Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Wilson

Born: Sun., Mar. 11, 1934
Died: Sat., May 9, 2020


11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Sat., May 16, 2020
Location: Braman & Son Memorial Chapel

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., May 16, 2020
Location: Braman & Son Memorial Chapel

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Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Wilson, 86 years old of Knox, Indiana, passed away, surrounded by his loving family Saturday, May 9, 2020 in La Porte, Indiana

He was born Sunday, March 11, 1934 in Paducah, Kentucky, Son of the late Lucile Uliciny.

Jerry served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

December 3, 1966, in Knox, Indiana, Jerry married the love of his life Carol Lee Pawlik, she survives him.

Jerry worked in agriculture sales for Stahl Mfg. and A.O. Smith.

Jerry was a union carpenter and was the former Starke County Democratic County Chairman. He was involved in the Knox Masonic Lodge #639, South Bend Valley of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Orak Shrine of Michigan City, Indiana. Jerry was a member of the the Knox VFW, American Legion and the Knox Center TWP Fire Department. He currently was a 25 year member of the the Starke Memorial Hospital board. In 1972 , he was a delegate for Democratic Nation Convention. Jerry's hobbies included fishing, golfing and traveling. His greatest passion in life was spending time with his wife Carol Lee, his children Mark, Eddie and Laura Lee, and his precious 7 grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Lee Wilson of Knox, Indiana, Son, Mark(Jennifer) Wayne Wilson of LaPorte, Indiana, Son, Eddie(Alicia) Wayne Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Daughter, Laura Lee Wilson of Knox, Indiana, 7 grandchildren Sean Wayne Wilson of LaPorte, Indiana, Alexis Louise Wilson of LaPorte, Indiana, Kaitlin LeeAnn Wilson of LaPorte, Indiana, Sydney Alexandra Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Graysen Alexandra Wilson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jillian Lee Haug of Knox, Indiana, Jaxon Wayne Wilson of Knox, Indiana, and Sister, Susan Uliciny, of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by brother John Uliciny.

Friends will be received 11 AM until time of service at 3 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox, Indiana.

Services will be held at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 3 PM with Rev. James Adcock officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Knox Fire department or the Starke Co. EMS.



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Marilyn Ulicny
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Gerald was a kind, loving and caring person. His brother John would be sad about his passing. He will be missed. Love and hugs to his family.

John Houin
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
My condolences and sympathy to all the Family and Carol Lee. He certainly was a "one of kind" man. I will always cherish the opportunity of getting to know him and his friendship.

Charity Fleming
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020

Sincere condolences .

Tony Williams - Alt Williams Family
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Dearest Wilson Family,

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Such a wonderful person and proud of his entire family. Many memories of the Rowe pool parties as a teen with your family and Jerry shopping at the hardware store, we always had time for conversation. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Most sincerely, Tony Williams

Mark Rowe
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Thinking about the entire Wilson family and sending my prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Wilson was truly and amazing man. I know he will be missed but I also know he has friends that will welcome him in heaven. God bless!

Jeff and Carissa Nykamp
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Jeff and I were so saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. We love Gerry. Our relationship with Gerry started out as business, but we all know - relationships were Gerry's special business. He was a genuine person - which made him a great salesperson. He always had a wonderful story to share, a true interest in what Jeff was doing with the business, and always showed interest in Jeff's successes and his challenges. Gerry was a listening ear, an avid supporter and a good friend. We loved having Gerry and Carol Lee up and our trip to Port Dover for fish was a highlight of our times together. Gerry loved the trip to Dover as well as the meal. We laughed and talked and discussed the farmland on the way there. We enjoyed every moment that we spent with Gerry and with Carol Lee. As a couple, they were always so caring and supportive of each other. Carol Lee was a great champion to Gerry at the conferences that we attended. She was always by his side and knew all about each of Gerrys customers. They were a fabulous team. Warmhearted, joyful, positive, fun loving and dedicated are just some of the words that we would use to described our friend. He loved his family, he enjoyed his work and the company of his colleagues. He was a gentleman. We will miss him.

Maria Schroeder
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Carol Lee...we are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We truly enjoyed when you guys came to visit and will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to you & the rest of your family. Our prayers are with you.

James R Copeland, former pastor
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. Had fond memories of Jerry and Carol and family. May God's peace surround the family!

Doug Small
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Jerry was just a great, wonderful guy. Always had a smile and good thing to say. You were always glad to see him come into a room. One of my favorites!! He'll be missed greatly but not forgotten. We were blessed to have known him. Best to Carol Lee and family.

Mary Kleinfehn
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Carol Lee,
While we haven't seen each other much in recent years, I have so many fond memories of when I first moved to Knox, met you when we were teaching at the Middle School, and met Jerry through you. We had so many good times with you and Jerry and family. I remember how much in love you and Jerry were. It was so obvious to all! I can only imagine how much you will miss him, but you have years of beautiful memories to comfort you.
Love you,

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