Wyatt James Wilson, son of Benjamin and Megan (Johnston) Wilson, was born Dec. 8, 2018, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone.
Wyatt passed away at the Greene County Medical Center on March 22 at the age of 3 months and 14 days.
A service of remembrance was held March 27 at the First United Methodist Church, Grand Junction. Words of comfort were provided by Pastor Steve Ransom of the First United Methodist Church.
A special letter written to Megan and Ben from Luella Benning was read by Norlyn Raisch.
Honorary bearers were Benjamin Johnston, Jacob Johnston, Spencer Johnston, Kenzo Johnston, Austin Maach and Hayden Pottorff.
Casket bearers were Ryan Johnston, Jeremy Johnston, Bradley Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Michael Johnston and Jim Wilson.
Recorded music was “Who You’d Be Today” by Kenny Chesney and “I Will Not Say Goodbye” by Danny Gokey.
Interment was in the Junction Twp. Cemetery, Grand Junction.
The family invited everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Grand Junction Community Center following the service at the cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.
During Wyatt’s three short months here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. He loved to be held close by his mom and dad. His life was a brief gift and he was loved by all who met him.
He will be greatly missed.
Wyatt is preceded in death by his grandpa, George Wilson, and his uncle, Russell Wilson. He is survived by his parents Ben and Megan Wilson, of Linden; grandparents Larry and Dalieth Johnston, of Grand Junction, and Jack and Roxanne Brown, of Creston; great-grandparents Linda Johnston, of Jefferson, Donald Raisch, of Schleswig, and Clifford and Lois Olsen, of Creston; aunts and uncles: Ryan Johnston, of Waukee; Jeremy (Ashley) Johnston, of Grand Junction, and their children Benjamin, Taylor, Karen and Jacob; Bradley (Casey) Johnston, of Grand Junction, and their children Spencer and Natalie; Tyler (Jen) Johnston, of Jefferson, and their children Taylor, Austin and Breckyn; Michael (Ayaka) Johnston, of Jefferson, and their children Kenzo and Naomi; Allen (Dustie) Pottorff, of Urbandale, and their children Hayden and Callie; Jim Wilson, of Creston; Rich Wilson, of Murray; and Carol Wilson, of Virginia; numerous great aunts and uncles; other relatives; and friends.