Wilson, Mervin

Written by David Green.

Mervin L. Wilson, 90, of Waldron, Mich., died Feb. 7, 2012, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility, Hillsdale, Mich.

 He was born May 18, 1921, in Wabash, Ind., the son of Clinton J. and Lola Ruth (Martindale) Wilson. He married Maxine Kimpel and she preceded him in death in 1957.  He then married Elaine B. Strauss on Aug. 31, 1958, and she survives.

Mervin was previously employed at Strydell, Inc., in Stryker, Ohio, for more than 25 years and retired from Addison Products with more than 14 years of service.  He was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Hudson, Mich., and served in the United States Army during War World II.

In addition to his wife, Mervin is survived by four sons, Paul Wilson of Hillsdale, Rodney Brehm of Ada, Mich., Bill Brehm of Xenia, Ohio, and Maynard Brehm of Hudson, Mich.; one sister, Marcella Beverly of Hicksville, Ohio; one brother, Jack Wilson of Waco, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Maxine, and two sons, James and Lester Brehm.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Assembly of God Church in Hudson, with Pastor John King officiating. Military honors by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 will follow at Waldron Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Assembly of God Church.

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