Wilson remembered for strong community ties

Former councilman's final resting place at Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery

DeWitt "Dee" Wilson wore enough hats to fill a coat closet:. Businessman, developer, city councilman, planning commissioner, transportation director, grandfather, father, friend.

"You could fill up a page of a newspaper with all that Dee was involved with in the community," were some of the words said about Wilson by Father Dan Danielson, former pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church at services yesterday. Wilson, who was 90, died Monday.

Several hundred took part in the services.

Wilson's grandson said he appreciated spending quality time with his grandfather over the past year, more time than he had in his previous 27 years.

"He wasn't a father only to his children, he was a father to Pleasanton," his grandson said, recalling favorite memories of their time spent together including trips to the Meadowlark Dairy for ice cream and breakfast at Vic's All Star Kitchen.

Thursday's service was followed by burial at Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.


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