Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Howard Paul Wilson

Howard Paul Wilson, age 81, of 58 Renfrew Drive, Shelby, died Saturday morning, June 11, 2005 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Mr. Wilson was born December 5, 1923 in Shiloh, the son of the late John and Rose (Shook) Wilson. He was a 1941 graduate of Tiro High School. On August 22, 1942 he married Mabel Eckstein. Howard was a veteran WWII serving in the United States Army as a radio operator in the European Theatre. He was part of the first outfit to cross the Rhine River and was in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Howard worked for Wilkens Air force Depot until its closing. He then worked for JC Penney Co. and Moore Lumber Co. in Mansfield and retired in 1989 from Tech Form Industries in Shelby. Howard found much personal satisfaction in helping people in need with home repairs. He was a member Calvary United Church of Christ in Crestline, O’Brien Post #326 Shelby American Legion and a member of the Shelby Masonic Lodge 350 F & AM.

Howard is survived by his wife, Mabel (Eckstein) Wilson, to whom he was married 62 years; a daughter, Karen White of Ontario; 2 grandsons, Eric and Dr. Kimberly Wilcox-White of Lewis Center, Ohio, Aaron White and his friend Crystal Ginn of Lexington, Ohio; 1 great granddaughter, Brennah White of Lewis Center; Brother-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Harmon and Wilma Eckstein of Tiro, and Betty Eckstein of Galion; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Monday, June 13, 2005 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 AM with Rev. Ronald A. Kline, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby with military honors. Masonic services will be Monday at 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial expressions can be made to Cleveland Clinic Heart Research.

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