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David Wilson

May 26, 1978 — March 4, 2023

David Wilson, 44, of New Athens, IL, passed away in his home on March 4, 2023. David was born on May 26, 1978, in Belleville, IL to his mother, Melody Winkleman and she survives him. Preceding David in death are his maternal grandparents, Deloris Wilson and Edward Wilson, Sr., and his stepfather, Gilbert Winkelman.


David previously worked as a laborer in the sheet metal manufacturing business and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He spent his time listening to music and going to concerts, he loved bands like Pantera and Slipknot, and playing sports-related video games like Madden on his Playstation. He loved his family and his children dearly. He was a devoted son, father, cousin, uncle, and a friend to many.


Left to cherish his memory are his children, Robyn Jetton, James Wilson, Becca Wilson, and Zachary Wilson, his mother Melody Winkelman, his sister Elizabeth Winkelman (Jacob Swiney), his nieces Aria Winkelman and Avrie Swiney, his special friend and mother of his children Jennifer Guenther, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Per his wishes, David will be cremated, and no services are planned at this time.


Memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 4400 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.


Hoffen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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