Harold Leonard Wilkison



Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(July 22, 1913 - February 8, 1983)


The Lusk Herald
February 17, 1983


Harold Wilkison, a Continental employee 32 years, buried here

Harold L. Wilkison, 69, a resident of Brush, Colo. died at his home February 8. Memorial service was conducted at Peet Mortuary Chapel, Lusk on Saturday.

Harold Leonard Wilkison was born July 22, 1913, in Galena, Kan., the son of Albert and Audrey Wilkison. When he was 16 months old his father was killed in a mine accident.

Harold Wilkison attended schools at Empire and Lowell, Kan., where he graduated from high school.

He arrived in Lance Creek in January 1936 where he went to work for Frank Gorman for several years before going to work for the Continental Oil Company. He was transferred to Brush, Colo., in 1967 and worked until 1976 when he had surgery for cancer on his throat, forcing him to retire after 32 years of service to Continental. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On May 15, 1973, he and Nellie Baker were married in Lusk.

The Rev. Frank Bozart officiated at the memorial service. Music was provided by Minerva Watson, organist, and Carolyn Hammond and Jeanne Gainer who sang "In The Garden" and "In The Sweet By and By."

Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Sides, Robert Blaney, John Overman, Clifford Wilkison, Bud Wilkison, and Leonard Fulk. Military honors were conducted at the cemetery.

Memorials have been established to the American Cancer Society, Hospice or North East Home Nursing at Fort Morgan, Colo.

Mr. Wilkison is survived by his widow, Nellie, his mother Audrey Von Wedell; half brothers, Robert and Thad Wedell and a half sister Gwendolyn Hildebrant, all of Kansas; a granddaughter Nadine and one great-grandchild, three stepsons, Bill and Lloyd Baker of California and Harold Baker of Casper.

He was preceded in death by two daughters.




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