Robert “Bob” D. Wilson

    Robert "Bob" D. Wilson of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, May 20,1933 to H.R. and Susan Fay Eye Wilson in Shirley, Missouri and passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the age of 88 years, 4 months, and 26 days.

    He and his family moved to De Soto, Missouri when he was young.  He graduated from De Soto High School in 1951.  During high school and for a short time after graduating, he worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Crystal City.  He then enlisted in the United States Air Force in March of 1953 during the Korean War.  After four years of being stationed in Hawaii, he was honorably discharged in March of 1957.
    Shortly after coming home, he attended Rolla School of Mines (now Missouri S&T). While there, he met Marilyn F Munzert.  They were married at the Unity Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri on July 19, 1958. They recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
    While in college, a job opportunity arose that directed his career path.  He bought J.J. Construction and built many homes in Indian Hills. He opened Mid-State Lumber Company in Cuba, Missouri in the mid 1960’s.
    Later he began Mid-Mo Truss. After a while, it became a separate entity he and his family operated.  He owned United Redi-Mix a short while.  He built and owned Fountain Place and Hickory Place Apartments as well as built and developed the Village at Four Condominiums.
    Bob accepted the Lord when he was in his 20’s.  He and Marilyn were members of Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri
    In later years, they spent their winters in Florida. Bob loved fishing in his boat in the Gulf of Mexico when they lived on a canal in Marco Island. When they moved to a home on Lake Placid, he would fish every day with his buddies.
    He enjoyed riding four-wheelers on his property and tending to his vegetable gardens and cattle.  He loved the land and his cows who he called his “girls.” He also enjoyed collecting and driving classic cars and going to car shows.  
    Over the years, with his wit and love of country, Bob created and wrote comics for his companies’ advertisements and for the local newspaper.  He was well known for “Stirrin’ the Pot.”
    He was preceded in death by his parents, H.R. and Susan Eye Wilson; parents-in-law, John and Wilma June Wehmeier Munzert; sister, Ruth Adams; brother, Monte "Lyn" (Juanita) Wilson; and brothers-in-law, Vernon Heslep and Jim Hoogland.
    He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Wilson of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Robin Dale (Gary) Leibovich of St. Louis, Missouri; sons, Jeffrey Rand (Sandy) Wilson of Cuba, Missouri and John Robert (Allie) Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Carol (Charles) Larkin of Washington, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Sally Heslep of Gilbert, Arizona and Joann Hoogland of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, Timothy (Mary) Leibovich, Bethany (Levi) Strodtman, all of Columbia, Missouri, Karah (Michael) Leibovich-Askin of Oakland, California, Rachel (John) Pa, Abi (Caleb) Winter, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Heather (Jeremiah) Dietiker of Fredericktown, Missouri, Adam Wilson and Brittany (Casey) Peterson, all of St. Charles, Missouri; great grandchildren, Jacob Leibovich, Peter Leibovich, Katie Leibovich, all of Columbia, Missouri, Blaise Pa, Pierce Pa, both of St. Louis, Missouri, Jaxon Dietiker, Wilson Dietiker, Weston Dietiker, all of Fredericktown, Missouri, JJ Peterson, Judah Peterson  and June Peterson, all of St. Charles, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Pastor John Roach officiating.
    Burial in the Kinder Cemetery in Cuba, Missouri with military honors.
    All arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.