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James V. Willson

James V. Willson, age 92, a life-long dedicated farmer of Delta, Ohio, passed peacefully with his family at his bedside, Thursday evening, May 19, 2016, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born July 15, 1923 in Delta to Shirley V. and Emma (Habel) Willson. James was a 1942 graduate of Fulton High School, and on March 6, 1943 he married Patricia M. Schmitz. She preceded him in death on February 27, 2008.

James was a very active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and was dedicated to farming. He was rated Top 10 Tomato Grower and was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau as well as an honorary member of the Delta FFA. James was inducted into the Fulton County Fair Agricultural Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his children: Cathy (Larry) Clausen of Wauseon, OH and their children, Eric, LaWonda, Rena, Shawn, Scott and Benjamin; Barbara (Charlie) Mossing and their children, Laura, Steven, Michelle, Michael and Cassandra; Robert (Carol) Willson and their children, children Allen, Paul and Wesley; David (Shirley) Willson and their son, Tom; Maria Willeman and her children, Jody, Jason and Mindy; Annette (Ray) Wensink and their children, Lucas, Adam and Brittany; Earl (Paula) Willson and their children, Krystal and Jacob; Darrel Willson and his children, Ashley and Joshua; and 44 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and his sister, Anna Dennis. His very special soul mate, Mary Ann Szabo was by his side the last couple of years and put much joy into his life and his family’s life as well.

Besides his wife of 64 years, Patricia, James was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Willson; and granddaughters, Dannielle Marie Clausen and Tiffany Willson; son-in-law, Terry Willeman; and sisters, Virginia Bickford and Joann Plassman.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a Vigil Service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday, May 26th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Delta, Ohio

Visitation: Wednesday, May 25th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery

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Dear Willson Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Tom and Marianne (O'Neill) Armstrong May 26 2016 12:00 AM

To the Willson Family, Jim Willson will be missed by all that new him and his family. So sorry for your loss.

Jerry Ashenfelter May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Willson family, Deepest sympathy at this most difficult time. The Lavers

John W. and Carla Laver May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Willson family. We will keep you in our prayers during this sad time of your lives.

Harry and Aggie Miller May 25 2016 12:00 AM


DELTA KWIK STOP May 25 2016 12:00 AM

My though and prayers are with the Wilson family . Jim was a very kind and nice man He will be missed by everyone My prayers are with you

Eileen Simon May 22 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your Father, Grand-Father, Great Grand-father, and Great, Great Grandpa Wilson. My sister Pam and I planted tomatoes for him and his brother-in law Lorin Bickford for 3 years, when I was just 15 years old. What fun we had listening to the two of them joke! Sincerely, Cousin Penny Burkey Reder

Penelope Reder May 22 2016 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Willson Family Jim will be missed.

Ken O'Neill May 22 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Tom and Kathy Anderzack May 21 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Willson family.

Mike and Sharon Ott May 21 2016 12:00 AM

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