November 7, 2019
On October 27th, 2019, Daniel Wilson Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 69. His passion for life could be seen by everyone. He was always positive, loved his grandsons, and was known for his famous winks.
Dan was born on May 1st, 1950 in Port Angeles, WA to Daniel & Iris Wilson.
He is a proud member of the Samish Indian Nation. He spent his spare time with his Samish family learning his traditional heritage.
While playing basketball at Peninsula College, he met the love of his life and married Joyce C. Walls on June 5/6, 1970. He started his career for Crown Zellerbach in Clallam Bay as a log scaler. He later transferred to Cathlamet where they made their forever home. Dan owned Wahkiakum Log Scaling, Inc. and later went to work for Willamette Industries and Weyerhaeuser. Dan served on the Wahkiakum School Board.
Dan was preceded in death by his grandson, Marshall, his father and mother-in-law Donald G. & Doris Walls, and his parents Daniel and Iris Wilson Sr. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his son, Todd (Nicole) and their four sons, Casey, Mason, Grant, and Hank, his daughter, Rondee and her two sons, Connor and Gavin. His sister and brother-in-law Ed and Alyson Schilke, and their daughters, Correne (Steve) & Jenna (Andy). His brothers John (Kelli) Wilson and Don Wilson, sisters Barbara Harvill, Patti (Terri) Cox, Debra (Mike) McDonald, several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. His special friends Robert & Carol Wegdahl, Pat and Diana Dunn, Rosie Cayou & William Bailey, and Jan Flagg.
He was an avid follower of all the Mule Sports programs and Wahkiakum Youth Sports. He was an assistant coach for the Wahkiakum Mule high school basketball team in the early 80’s. His favorite saying was K.A.M. He spent many hours encouraging youth.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church on 5 Vista Park Road, Skamokawa at 1 o’clock p.m. Donations in his memory, can be made to the Wahkiakum Youth Baseball program, P.O. 445, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
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