John Peter Wilson

Oct. 18, 1944 – Nov. 29, 2018

John Peter Wilson, 74,

of Tioga, North Dakota,

passed away at his

residence on Thursday,

November 29, 2018. He

was born October 18,

1944 in Minot, North

Dakota to Norris Wesley

Wilson and Gerda Pauline

Wilson (Olson).

Fulkerson Stevenson

Funeral Home of Tioga is

assisting the family.

Friends may sign the

on-line register and give

their condolences at

Celebration of His life

will be held at First Luth-

eran Church of Tioga, Fri-

day, December 7, 2018 at

10:00 a.m. Pastor Chris

Lenning will officiate.

Friends may call at the

church one hour prior to

services. Cremation has

already taken place.

John graduated from

Tioga High School in

1962; enlisted, and proud-

ly served our country

with the United States

Navy from 1963 to 1967.

He was assigned to the

USS Keppler, which was

a Gearing-class destroyer,

where he earned the Na-

tional Defense Service

Medal as well as the Viet-

nam Service Medal. Dur-

ing his service, he was

able to travel around the

world; he would often talk

about his military service

as some of his best years.

After the service, he re-

ceived his Bachelor of Sci-

ence degree in Political

Science and Economics

from Minot State. He

then attended Valley

City State University,

where he attained a de-

gree in Industrial Arts.

He put his Industrial

arts degree to work, teach-

ing in South Heart, ND.

After teaching, John be-

came a carpenter, owning

and operating Wilson

Construction until his re-

tirement. He also enjoyed

masonry, and was proud

of several pieces he con-

structed around Williams

and McKenzie county.

John was very involved

in his communities. He

was certified in Fire Res-

cue as a volunteer with

the Alexander Fire

Department, Chairman of

the “Old Settlers Day”

parade for many years,

the Lions, American Le-

gion, City Assessor, Home

and Garden Show Chair-

man in Williston, Trinity

Lutheran Church board

member and president,

Zoning Commission of

Tioga, and the Cemetery

Sexton of United

Cemetery of Tioga.

John and his son,

Adam, lived in Alexander,

ND during Adam’s forma-

tive years. They enjoyed

many hiking and canoeing

trips exploring the North

Unit of the Badlands,

White Earth and the wa-

ters of the Missouri & Yel-

lowstone river systems.

John always had a camera

along, never missing an

opportunity, to capture

even the most minute ele-

ments of beauty, he found

abundant, in the tranquil

landscapes of North Dako-


John is preceded in

death by his parents,

Norris and Gerda, and his

nephew Peter Magnus

Wilson. He is survived by

his son, Adam Boyd Wil-

son of Alexander; his

brother, James W. (Ann)

Wilson, of Salt Lake City,

UT; his sister, Ruth

(Robert L.) Puttre, of

Bismarck, ND; his nieces,

Kate Louise Wilson, Julie

Ann Puttre and her son,

Sean Robert Stanley; his

nephew Robert James Put-

tre and his aunt, Lillian

M. Wilson of Minot, ND.