In memory of

David Merle Wilson

May 13, 1935
Jan 28, 2022


David Merle Wilson, age 86, died in his home in Salem on January 28, 2022.
Born in Oakland, California, he attended Berkeley High School, and served in the Army. He married Rosanne Adele D’Agostini on New Year’s Day, 1962. After having restaurants in Placerville, California, they moved to Oregon in 1968 and he worked as a court reporter for Linn County.
David enjoyed cooking, especially bread making, classical music, and cultivating orchids. Since retiring, he spent a great deal of time near the coast fishing and enjoying the view of the landscape from his porch. He will be remembered for his wicked sense of humor and inappropriate jokes as well as his fondness for watching the news.
He is survived by his wife, Rosanne, their daughter, Adele Wilson of Salem, OR (Monica Moran, spouse), their son, Emil Wilson of San Francisco, CA (Giacomo DiGrigoli, spouse), and granddaughter, Stella Wilson-Hamaker of Eugene, OR. He is also survived by his oldest brother, Maurice Wilson and twin sister Dolores Fitzgerald,  as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Ted Wilson.
Celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2 pm at Johnson Funeral Home, 134 Missouri Ave. S,  Salem, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

Service Information

Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2 pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave. S. Salem, Oregon 

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Kathy Harrelson says:

    Sorry to see this. I worked with him in Linn County and he was always great to work with. Thoughts and prayers coming the families way.

  2. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with his arrangements.

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