Ross W. Wilson

Oct 13, 2019
Wilson_Ross on bike


10:30 AM Monday, October 21, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo with military rites by Evansdale AMVETS Post #31, Waterloo AMVETS Post #19, and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.


for an hour before services at the funeral home





Ross Wayne Wilson, 60, of Waterloo, died at Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home from glioblastoma brain cancer.

He was born May 25, 1959, in Waterloo, son of Elliott Wilson and Lynka Johnson. He married Karen Amos-Harper; they later divorced.

He retired from O'Neal Steel as a CNC operator out of Waterloo, Iowa. Ross enjoyed auto body painting and repair. 

Ross served in the U.S. Army (1976-1979) with the Old Ironside Brigade as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He graduated Boot Camp out of Fort Benning, Georgia, and was later stationed in Germany. He worked as a Deck Hand out of Wisconsin Barge Lines out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Ross was a kind, caring, and thoughtful man who would do anything for anyone in need.
He had a passion for motorcycling and riding his Indian. He loved his family and friends. Ross had a great love for life, lived it on his terms, and was a life-long learner.

Ross is survived by three sons, Ian (Chelsea) Wilson of Orange Park‚ FL, Travis Hibben of Tampa, FL, and Jude Stough of Plainfield; grandson, Christian Wilson; three brothers, Ted (Debbie) Wilson of Waterloo, Jeff (Pat) Wilson of Cedar Falls, and John Johnson of Waterloo; and three sisters, Nadine (Dean) Olson of Ames‚ Tracy Wilson of Waterloo, and Janet (Gary) Grafft of Amana. 

 He is preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. rebecca rash | Oct 16, 2019
    my condolences to ross family ...he was a very special person free spirted and loved happy I have many years of fun and adventure with my lil buddy...he will be missed

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