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Dennis C. Wilson

August 30, 1970 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 48)

Dennis C. Wilson, age 48, of Appleton and Marquette, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 12, 2019.  He was born on August 30, 1970 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Dennis graduated from Ohio School of Broadcasting Technique in 1990. In 1991, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at KI Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette, MI.  Dennis was a Freelance Sportswriter for Oshkosh Northwestern, The Mining Journal, Wrightstown Area Spirit, Northern Michigan University and various other newspapers.  He was currently attending Fox Valley College to further his education in professional communication.

Dennis was an avid athlete and a four-sport official.  Besides reffing, he played in several softball and baseball leagues; his last team was the Wrightstown Panthers. Dennis was very involved in the Wrightstown High School athletic teams, performing coaching and encouraging young athletes in their careers.  He had a deep love for music; he was a member of the bands Kickback, Savant and Mirror Image. Dennis regularly performed karaoke, winning several karaoke competitions.  He gave Prince a run for his money when performing Purple Rain. “The Angels have to kick it up a notch with Dennis in heaven.”

Dennis was a dedicated Father; he loved all his kids and grandkids. He loved to brag about his family. His favorite thing was to spend time with his family.  Dennis and his mother Brenda had a special bond.

Dennis is survived by his wife: Rachel Cloud; his children Mary Catherine Wilson-Carlson, Clarence Cloud, Rebecca Cloud, Sade (Dominique Bishop) Morgan, and John Morgan; his grandchildren: Damarcus Parks, Kaiden Cloud and Akasha Bishop; his mother Brenda Davis; his father Larry (Ramona) Wilson; mother-in-law Raean Ruck; sister Charity Wilson; sister-in-law Anna (Calvin) Thigpen; uncle Clair (Lynn) Wilson; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his grand parents Reverend and Annie Mae Wilson.

A Memorial Service for Dennis will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at BRETTSCHNEIDER TRETTIN NICKEL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 606 N Oneida Street, Appleton.  Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.  Online condolences may be offered at

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